I have a machine that I am having issues with. It's a Windows 7 Pro 64bit running on a Dell Precision 490 PC. I cannot enable the windows update feature. It's a new/fresh OS installation. Not only that, I cannot install MSE. For a test, I was able to install AVG 2014 and run a scan on the system to make sure there was nothing preventing me from installing MSE
When I try to install MSE, I get the error;
When I try to check for Windows Updates, I get this error;
Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer
The Windows update service is running. I’ve tried restarting it and no difference.
I’ve restarted the PC a number of times but no fix.
I have tried this link
It finds no problems
Other links that I've gone through but no fix yet
I'm batting zero on this issue. It's an older machine about a year old and has a fresh copy of Windows 7 Pro so I really don't know what has happened to it.
If anyone has any other suggestions to try before I reformat and reinstall it, I would love to hear about them.