I have seen several threads on this error, and I have tried the windows update troubleshooter and the DISM resolution path, both without success.
I have seen mentioned that I should change the Software Distribution and Catroot2 files, but in order to do so I need to first do net stop wuauserv, cryptSvc, bits, and msiserver. All stop apart from wuauserv, which refuses to stop. I can see that the service is "stopping" in task manager, but that is all.
In one instance of the troubleshooter it told me that the Service Registration is missing or corrupt, and another error I received was that the "component-based servicing manifest is corrupted".
If anyone can help, I would be very grateful.
I note that this error is always replicated when I load the Store and it tries to update the various apps. It then fails at the end of the install phase of each, and gives me the "try again" message, to which is attached the above error code.
Many thanks in advance!