Windows Update broken for some Windows 7 users

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"When I clicked on the Windows Update icon today to start the updates it said that my computer was up to date and that there were no updates available which I know was not the truth because I hadn't installed any of the [recent ones]", one user said.

According to Betanews, users are unable to update their machines, consistently getting an "80248015" error with a message that reads: "Windows Update can not now check for updates, because the service is not running".

If you run a device that is powered by Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, you may have noticed already, or not, that the system's update functionality may be broken completely. The error 80248015 is displayed, but anything you try to resolve the issue on your end fails. Others say they're receiving the message "Windows Update can not now check for updates because the service is not running".

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While it may have been an oversight by the company, this isn't the first time that Microsoft is making the lives of Windows 7 users a little too messy.

As I noted above, there are only two working workarounds. The cause, it seems, may be linked to an expiration date Microsoft forgot to change. The message I am seeing is "Windows could not search for new updates".

Uncheck the option: Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows.

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A Microsoft Answers thread on the error is filled with replies, with some users noting they're seeing an error with an accompanying message stating "Windows Update can not now check for updates because the service is not running".

A restart does not resolve the issue, and the error may be thrown even if you downloaded updates just fine the other day.

Many users have succeeded with the tip, but that's not to say it'll work for anyone.

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There's been no official announcement or acknowledgement from Microsoft yet, though, so your mileage could vary - but we'd certainly hope that a fix would have been quickly implemented. Microsoft is however expected to acknowledge the bug in the coming days and it will be fixed with the next cumulative, that will be released on December 12 (Patch Tuesday).

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