Not BITS but the service named Windows Update, down the list. Right click on it then click Properties. Make sure the Startup Type is Automatic (Delayed Start). If the service is not running then click Start. That should do it.
BITS is the pundit abbreviation for "Background Intelligent Transfer Service"
Try and start the service manually. Open the Command prompt and "run as Administrator"
net start wuauserv
If that fails, disable, totally, Norton, which is notorious for cutting services in Windows 7. Then try all again.
I went in command prompt and typed 'net start wuaserv' and got nothing, I then tried 'net start' it then listed several services in which it said started, again no Windows update service, the BITS was re-started and Norton has been totally removed and I still get nothing
This seems to be an example of inconsistant installs. I've install a VERIFIED copy of Win 7 RC. I've installed it 3 times on this laptop,and each install has it's individual quicks. If your not sure your install disk is good, download a new one ASAP, format and reinstall. If the problem persistants, cross your fingers it get's fixed, and use an outstanding antivirus.
So lets say I don't have Windows update..then what I can't update? If need be I guess I can go and update from MS when needed...kinda wierd though I don think it would be an inconsitent install because it was working for over a week prior to it dissapearing, maybe longer.
You notice in the first pic it says there "Get free software information from(null)" wtf is that?
I tried AntiVir but it wouldn't install for me in 7. I use it in my Vista install, along with threatfire, and love both.
Yes, unless someone knows of a work around, you will NOT be able to update. This is a bad thing, as windows in infamous for security problems. Is the service starting automatically? Check please. If it is not, or disabled, set it to automatic start.