So, I booted up a Win7 VM that hasn’t been online in 11 months — Windows Update won’t work!
Microsoft was nice enough to give me this message:
Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates, Because The Service Is Not Running
I tried letting Microsoft “fix it for me” from this page, but it didn’t work:
Here’s the fix.
Start -> type cmd
Right-click on cmd and click on: Run as administrator
Type the following lines, hitting enter after each one:
Launch Windows Update again – and — let the updates begin!