Cannot update Windows 7 – Error message appear

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I am not a techie guy, so I need help with this problem.

I am using Win 7 ultimate 32 bit on my laptop, that I recently got from my sister.

I notice that a flag like icon pops up a message that I need update but when I tried to click on the message, I receive this message that the service center can't start.

What will I need to do? 

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The Windows Security Center service can't be started.

Thanks in advance.

Best Answer by vinit_panchal
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Answered By 0 points N/A #118770

Cannot update Windows 7 – Error message appear


To resolve your problem, you have to modify the registry. But before this make a backup of your registry.

A problem might occur if you incorrectly modify the registry.

How to back up and restore the registry for more information click the link.

You have to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Click on start and type regedit in RUN and press enter.
  • A window will appear, You should delete 1 extra (parasite) zone from

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsZones

with pseudo-graphic number, you'll see it before zone number 0.

  • I hope this will resolve your issue.
Answered By 0 points N/A #118771

Cannot update Windows 7 – Error message appear


Hey Gez,

This error message will show up when Security center service is stopped. You should get that started to get rid of this warning message. To start this service:

  • Type Services.msc in the Run command or search box under the Windows Start menu.
  • This will open up the Services Window
  • Select the Security center option and check if that is stopped.

    • If yes, start that and make sure that the it is set to Automatic(Delayed start)
    • If it is already running, stop and then restart and set the mode to Automatic.

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