So I try to run windows update from the start menu and when I click on "Check for Updates" I get the following message:
Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.
Of course, restarting the computer doesn't fix it or I wouldn't be posting this message. I looked in the services list in Control Panel and see that the Windows Update service is indeed running. I tried restarting it then stopping and starting it, with no change.
Any assistance appreciated.