How to fix "We couldn’t connect to the update service" error in Windows Update

  auto-update, windows

I get this error message when trying to use Windows Update on my Windows 10 Version 2004 PC. I’ve tried several suggested fixes including the following seen on other sites without success,

  1. Update troubleshooter
  2. wureset
  3. Reset-WindowsUpdate powershell script
  4. Manually setting DNS for Ipv4
  5. Manually updated all Cumulative updates since last update installed (back in August 2020).

I was able to manually install all updates but automatic Windows Update in Settings still cannot check for updates and still shows the error. Frustrated by lack of useful response from MS community I’m hoping friends in SO can help.

Source: Windows Questions