The log is empty -no errors detected.
1.Uninstall all 3p security software,reinstall Windows Update Agent How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer
2.If point 1 doesn't help,reset system transaction logs CLFS transaction logs - Reset - Windows 7 Forums=General%20Tips
when you say 3p security software- you mean '3rd party'? you mean like Avast antivirus, Ad-Aware, but not Windows defender- I need to uninstall Avast & Ad-aware? (I only use Windows firewall other than the firewall that's inbuilt into my router)- are you referring to any other type of 'security' software?
I didn't yet put back the TrustedInstaller.exe file in the Servicing folder (at least I don't see it in the Directory anymore)- to clarify- you're saying I should put it back there (by turning off UAC etc)? If so- should I import TrustedInstaller.reg as well (as in your original steps, using PsExec.exe and the command prompt)? I looked in services.msc & I don't see eitherIf you already replaced TrustedInstaller.exe you don't need repeat this step.If you have already Windows Modules Installer service and it working you don't need enter fix for this service too.It's clear.
BITS or 'Windows Modules Installer' listed- they don't seem to exist
Thanks again Flavius- I am very grateful for your support and sharing your wisdom