Fenrisulfr - no go. No setting I try will make the Win Updater run. What is the Event Viewer please?
The Event Viewer is a log function in Windows. You can reach it through one of these...
* Right click on "My Computer". Pick "Manage" and then you have Event Viewer in the list.
* In the Control Panel, go to "Administrative Tools" and it should be there
* Click on the windows button and pick run (or hold down the windows key on the keyboard and press R), then type Eventvwr and press enter.
My guess is that it might be in the System log.
Apologies for seeming slow - right click on what? I see no clickable options in the Update window.
On the "Windows Update" service. It should be a start button where you can pick Automatic/manually/disabled, which is the same alternative.