OK Dave...many thanks to you and Trouble for your time and effort in assisting me with this issue. You are both very kind. I didn't want to do a reinstall or a reset...it will be the second time this year I've had to do this with Windows 10, the first when I couldn't connect via my MS account...
Hi Dave, it's from your link above:
Double-click Task Scheduler > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator on the left of the Task Scheduler window.
Turn off the UpdateAssistanceCalenderRun, UpdateAssistant and...
Dave, I am very, very grateful for your help and your time. I've added the "Add" registry key but the option is not appearing on the context menu. I am right-clicking on the options in the Update Orchestrator you listed above. Do you think it will appear after a restart? Many thanks.
Hi both. Trouble - thanks, but I'd already found that page - no joy.
Dave - looks more promising. However, when I try to disable the Assistant options you listed, it tells me I don't have permissions, even though I'm using an Admin account and running Task scheduler as Adminstrator!
Hi Dave, thanks - much appreciated! Funnily enough, I do have a folder in Windows called "Update Assistant" (see attached). I think, though, that was created when I uninstalled the Assistant and downloaded it again - in other words, I don't think the folder was there when the problem started.
Hi Ian, no joy I'm afraid. I have nothing in Startup. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Assistant three times and it makes no difference. I've hunted through the registry in case there's a corrupt key, but cannot find anything. I still get the notification. Do you perchance have any other...
This bizarre notification keeps popping up every few minutes, which is really irritating. Latest build of Win 10, but this error has survived the last three updates.
In the same message, it suggests that I update the Update Assistant to a version which runs on Windows!
I uninstalled the Update...
About two updates ago I lost the ability to change the Windows default display language.
Bizarrely, Settings is showing the correct display language - UK English - yet Windows is appearing in Spanish. All language packs and features are installed correctly. Having selected English as...
UPDATE: expanding the error found by the Network troubleshooter reveals this:
"The device or resource (www.microsoft.com) is not set up to accept connections on port "The World Wide Web service (HTTP)"."
Now why on earth would my machine think that Microsoft is not accepting HTTP connections???