Like it or not, those who use Windows Update to obtain and install updates, patches, and fixes will occasionally encounter issues with the Windows Update service. Sometimes, a specific update may not download. At other times, an update may fail to install. Every now and then, Windows Update (a.k.a. WU) may refuse to interact with the Windows servers from which updates come.
That’s where these steps come in. Try these troubleshooting techniques in the order outlined below to get WU operational again.