Hi guys, I'm trying to sort out a computer for a friend and everything was going lovely until I discovered that neither Windows Update or Defender will update. When I click the update button on WU an error message says: "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart the computer." - which doesn't work. When I click the Defender update button the error message says: "Error Found: Code 0xc8000222.". I have tried using Microsofts Fix it, which appears to identify the problem, but doesn't fix it. Also, I have tried using all of this Knowledge Base article to no avail. - Does anyone have any ideas?. It would be massively appreciated. Cheers edit: Here is another post on the net with exactly the same problem as me, I am also experiencing the same "fatal" 0xc8000222 error in the windows update log file.