Here is what happens when I try (manually) to get an update:
There are three (I believe) screens involved here.
1. The first says that the OS/MS are checking. (Presumably for what updates are required.)
2. The second gives me a choice an "Express" install, which is recommended, and a "custom" install.
3. The third - labeled "Information" says Files required to Use Microdsoft Updates, are no longer registered or installed on your compute" and then gives me a cguce to "rigister or reinstall" the appropriate files or to read more about the problem. If I check "register or reinstall" I'm recycled back to number one and there is no update.
Any ideas? I'd appreciate some help with this.