windows 10windows 8.1windows update

I'm on geniuine Windows 8.1.

I've been trying to get this to work forever now. According to the installer, it's downloading but when I click "View progress" it opens Windows Update which says "Looking for updates" and then after a few seconds Windows Update just force closes, causing everything to flash and explorer.exe to restart. I do not know why I cannot get this to download, I've restarted my computer several times and it just does the same thing everytime I try. Is anyone experiencing the same thing as me, and is there a fix? If I open Windows update from the control panel it just shows that it's actually doing nothing, not even searching for updates.

2. Type: wuauclt.exe /updatenow. Press enter.