had to rebuild my work pc yesterday and noticed that my laptop(win 7 pro) didn't seem to have run any updates recently so went to run updates and get the following error
"Windows cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
now i have tried the following and still getting no joy !!
ran virus and malware scan (eset, malwarebytes) nothing found
ran microsoft fixit program to fix updates
checked the services required were running
checked MS defender was up to date as read that sometimes caused an issue
only other thing to mention is this laptop (win 7 pro) was connected to my server (ws2012e) but server has been off a while as need to sort it out
SO ANY IDEAS ?