Quote: Originally Posted by AdamGM
This may have just fixed it, from the techguy forums:
Go into Windows Services, and stop the Windows Update Service (don't disable it, just stop it).
Control Panel (classic View) Admin Tools>computer management>Services.
Once it opens, scroll down to "Windows Update" double click it and hit the stop button in the window that opens, when it stops, click OK and then close the services window.
Now navigate to this location and delete the folder "SoftwareDistribution"
Restart the PC and see if WUP works now.
Hmm - I thought you'd already done that earlier??
A better solution would have been to rename the folder, rather tha delete it - thereby preserving the data it contained (if you ever needed it for anything, which I have to admit in probably unlikely)