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Windows Update Service

Had the update error message:

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running

Quickly found this helpful instruction from Sheldon Cooper at

Click Start
Type: cmd
Right click on cmd in start menu and select ‘Run as Administrator’
Type: net stop wuauserv
Hit Enter
Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
Hit Enter
Type: net start wuauserv
Hit Enter
Type: exit
Hit Enter

Attempt to download updates

UCService error on shutdown

Was kinda able to find this reference when I Googled this memory error:

You may get an error each time you shut down your computer:  UCService: UCService.exe – Application Error : The instruction at “0x6a624f61” referenced memory at “0x6a624f61”. The memory could not be “read”.
I could only read part of the solution (via Google’s cached text only version).  Fortunately that part had the info I needed. 
Launch services.msc from Start> Run, and you will want to change the SMART Display Controller from automatic to manual by right clicking and going to Properties> General> Start Up type.
Just had to go into services and switch the start up type for SMART Display Controller from ‘automatic’ to ‘manual’.  Hopefully, all the SMART stuff will keep on working as it should.  Haven’t heard otherwise yet anyhow.  It’s been a few weeks since I did this on the first laptop.  I don’t know if that teacher uses the response system or not, but she does use her SMART Board a lot.
So, thanks to whatever school district that posted that on their help site.