From: RWittmer on 15 Feb 2010 20:32
Anyone know how to fix this or what it means? I have Vista. Windows keeps
telling me I should update, but this error will pop up and said that it is
unable to update.
From: PA Bear [MS MVP] on 16 Feb 2010 01:16
0x80070426 - ERROR_SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE
Translation: One or more of the services Automatic Updates needs to do its
job is not active (running; enabled). This is most frequently due to a
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?
Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
> Anyone know how to fix this or what it means? I have Vista. Windows keeps
> telling me I should update, but this error will pop up and said that it is
> unable to update.
From: TES1 on 11 Mar 2010 13:20
This was the issue for me.
> I had a similar issue and I solved it by changing the "Software Licensing"
> service startup to Automatic and manually starting it as indicated in this
> Hope this helps.
> "aid" wrote:
> > thanks for your reply.
> > I have checked that both the windows update service and the background
> > intelligent transfer service service is started and auto. they are so is
> > there anything else i can do ?