Unable to Access Windows Update or Homegroup Setting

Hey Guys, My Dad rang with up with a problem the other day, he had Virgin Media’s new “Super Hub” installed and wanted to set up the Home group through Windows 7.


His issue was that for some reason, one of his laptops wouldn’t allow him to access the home group information so he was unable to enter the password to join the home group. After trying a large amount of on-line solutions, I noticed that he couldn’t access Windows Update either which was odd, so I tried to fix this issue hoping it would fix the home group issue too.

I found this on-line guide below with instructions of what to do, which solved both issues which was great. http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/51309-cant-access-windows-update-control-panel.html

Instead of you reading the whole thing, here is what I did to make this work again.

Open Command Prompt with Administrator privileges and run the following command – sfc /scannow

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Shane Richardson

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I have worked at various companies developing E-Commerce websites, and am keen to improve my developing skills. I also enjoy networking and maintenance. I graduated from University of the West of England and achieved a 2:2 in BSc Computing.

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