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    Windows Updates not working

    My Windows Update is not working on a Vista Home Premium machine.

    Following the errors it leads to the BITS service not running.

    When I follow instructions to start BITS - it starts and then immediately stops

    With the following statement

    The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some Services stop automatically if the are no in use by other services or programs.
    How can I diagnose what is stopping BITS?

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    MS has a fix for this which may help, either with the relevant version package or DIY steps http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    MS has a fix for this which may help, either with the relevant version package or DIY steps http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520
    Downloaded and ran the link in both 32 Bit and 64 Bit modes - when executed, both said my machine didn't need 'the fix'.

    So I am still unable to get Windows Update to work.

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    Have you tried any of the manual steps in the article ?

    Performing a clean boot may ID a conflict which is causing BITS to crash and opening a command prompt as an administrator and entering the cmd sfc /scannow to see what it has to report.

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