Way A: Should work in most cases
Enable windows updates from the shadow control panel.
If this does not work, use the windows search function (or cortana) to search for “services”, on that window look for “windows updates” and set them to Automatic in its properties (you may need to restart shadow windows).
Way B: In case way A does not work
In this case, we simply enable the Windows Update service itself. This approach is bulletproof.
- Open Services in Start menu
- Find "Windows Update"
- Set Startup Type to "Manual", and you can also hit "Start". Exit by clicking "OK" and then just closing Services.
You should have Updates working now.