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Annoying "windows update needs your help" message


evejen13

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#1
Hello,

In the last week or so my newish laptop keeps showing a very annoying message saying:

Windows Update needs you help: Windows update hasn't been able to check for new updates for the last 30 days. Go to Windows Update to resolve this issue.


The message pops up about once every minute. It's extremely annoying. I have set my computer to automatically check for updates and have manually checked a good few times to try to make the message go away, but it hasn't worked. Windows Update is in fact telling me that I have all the most recent updates.

Can anyone help?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Nuccii

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#2
Go to Troubleshooting in the Control Panel, large icons, and run Windows Update troubleshooter.

In the elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow until no corruption, you may have to run this a few times.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

gfrancis5

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#3
NUCCII,


I was having the same problem and your solution worked. I went through all the trouble of making an account just to say "thank you." So, THANK YOU.

Carry on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8