For some time now I have been unable to install any windows updates. When I open windows update the first message I get is "Install new Windows Update Software. To check for updates you must first install an update for Windows update". I click on install now and then after about 30 seconds I get the following error "Windows could not search for new updates. Error code 800700C1". I have looked through this forum as well as other site and have not been able to find a solution. I have tried several things including the microsoft Fix It tool and the Readiness Tool, neither of which have solved the problem. I have Windows 7 Professional. Let me know if you need any more information. Has anyone got any other suggestions?