I have a custom build running windows 7 Pro,
everything working perfectly fine, no issues, no malware/viruses
i have automatic updates turned on, and the computer has been updating until now,
i noticed there were no updates for awhile so i tried to check manually > control panel > windows update,
i get the red shield symbol that says "always install latest updates" blah blah,
i clicked on the button "check for updates"
it comes up and says "windows update can not check for updates, because the service is not running, restart your computer"
i restarted and i get the same issue,
i go to msconfig, click on the services tab and the windows update service IS RUNNING!
i check for updates and install them almost ever day, so this issue obviously just happened recently,
any easy fix here?....or should i just do a system restore a few days prior?