Hello - my original problem was that Windows Update would sit there after I selected the updates to apply, showing 0% on the download.
After searching for a solution, I found the Windows Update Fixit. The first couple of times I tried to run that, it seemed to hang up on the last step, "Resolving errors" or something like that.
Then I ran it in Safe Mode, and it finished, fixing 3 out of the 4 errors it displayed. After running twice more in Safe Mode, it was down to 2 errors, 1 fixed, the other not.
I re-started Windows and tried to run WU again, and now I have to click the button to Check For updates", and it just sits there "Checking for updates".
I tried running Fixit again a couple more times in Windows, and each time it displays the same 3 errors fixed, with one slightly different Windows Update error every time (see graphic).
Is there another way to repair Windows Update? (and please, not that 3 miles of steps in the manual method...)