Instead of 'net stop wuauserv'
Try this instead, go to START>>RUN>>type in services.msc
Look for "Automatic Updates"
Right click on it and select Properties, STOP the service if running
APPLY and OK it, see if that works
I was able to complete all of the steps; however, windows updates failed to install. Here they are: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416447). These are the updates that came up as high-priority. This is the message that came up-Error Code: 0x64C. Also, the most recent Java update that popped up for me to install failed. I didn't even catch which one it was. I'm going to try going to Java's website and do it manually. Thanks, Meaghan