After its release in the summer of 2015 Windows 10, an upgrade from Windows 7 has been suggested to us by Microsoft rather urgently. Despite the privacy controversy, this operating system is still one of the most advanced yet, setting the bar high for your PC to reach. For some, the upgrading process runs smoothly, but for others, especially those working with Windows 7, error 80248015 blocks updates.
The complete text of the error window reads: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer”. Unfortunately, the reboot doesn’t always help, but luckily for us, there is a solution to this operational bug. This is a guide that will help you fix the 80248015 error.
The issue here is not only about the fact that you cannot install Windows updates properly with this error running wild, but also in the uncertainty of what this error represents exactly. For all we know, it’s a bug that was missed by Microsoft. Try these simple manipulations and see if it helps:
Go back in time
After figuring out that this bug is directly correlated to the Expiry Date of the product, the internet has decided to overwrite Windows and some users set the date on their computers to any date in 2017 prior to the last month. In that time frame, up to December 3, 2017, the file is still readable and valid, which makes the system search, then find, and correctly install new updates. This, of course, is not a panacea and may not be the best solution because it can potentially lead to certificate issues and complications for the auto time update.
Stop receiving updates
Another quick fix to the “80248015 error in Windows 7” debacle is seen in disabling the Microsoft update options altogether. Since the date issue is most likely a mistake that wasn’t fixed in time by Windows, this workaround might actually work. To try go through the Control Panel, into the Update Settings and uncheck the “Give me updates for Microsoft Products” option. With this setting, the framework will not be sending you updates but the Windows Update Client will be able to search for updates.
Of course, these suggestions are to be tried out at your own risk because every system is unique, whatever the settings try to persuade us to think. The issues concerning your PC are delicate, and you should be aware that every manipulation in the Settings Folder can set off a chain reaction, the repercussions of which can be beyond what you bargained for. The easiest way to deal with error 80248015 would be to not update your operating system. But this will open up a whole other set of issues.
For example, using outdated drivers can lead to getting much more errors and bugs in the system. And more importantly, it could lead to the development of the so-called “bad sectors”, which are the corrupted sections within the obsolete system that can damage your hard drive and eventually become the cause of hard drive failure.
Essentially, these bad sectors are sections on the hard drive of your PC that appear not to be working correctly, in other words, they do not receive the proper command or not understand it. When the operating system tries to reach these sectors, the only thing it finds is the error correction code (ECC), which doesn’t match the content of the sector.
The result here would be that these sectors will be marked as ‘bad sectors’, and the only thing to do here is to overwrite them with zeros to stop their expansion. Without regular updates your PC will be exposed to all kinds of new generation viruses and malware, and, in turn, you will suffer from loss of productivity and the overall decline of your PC’s performance and speed.
Updated and stable-running drivers are essential to the productivity of your PC, and they are the liaison between the application and the hard drive. So, when one is not getting the right command from the other, complications occur. Windows 7 is notorious for having blocked updates due to the 80248015 error. This mistake is yet to be fixed by Microsoft, but until that glorious time, we suggest trying the workarounds described above.
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