Windows update will not work properly
I just posted in another thread the same problem but it was a little old so I decided to start this thread anyway.
So, my problem is this.
"Windows Update cannot check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
I have a netbook which has a partition for recovering the computer to factory settings. I was having lag issues. I thought it may be to do with my hdd as it was in a car accident and didn't sound amazing. I have had no real big issues with it yet though. I also thought I would try a factory reset to see if that may have been the problem. I replace the hdd no worries (i cloned it) but that was not the problem (as may be obvious to some here).
I tried a factory reset. It didn't work properly. I panicked, after I though about it though I realised the new hdd was a different size and so this may have been the issue. So I put the old hdd in again and recloned it, did the factory reset on it. It worked fine. So still wanting to use my new hdd, I did another clone. I now have the new hdd in the computer with a factory reset state. I went about installing what I needed. All was going well until I wanted to install my antivirus, it would not install, it wouldn't start to install. Same with iTunes.
I had tried a win update before this and nothing had happened, maybe this should have told me there was a problem then. I don't know.
So, I tried the System Update Readiness Tool. I got an error 'Installer encountered an error 0xc8000257'
I tried microsoft fixit. it could not run properly either.
I tried another suggestion on this forum involving changing the windows update settings and trying again. that didn't work either.
I don't know what to do next.
Can anyone suggest anything?