Unable to download the list of available providers

I got the following error when Visual Studio Code started up reporing that a the package installer needed updating

It tried to run the follwing command.

powershell.exe -NoLogo -NoProfile -Command 'Install-Module -Name PackageManagement -Force -MinimumVersion 1.4.6 -Scope CurrentUser -AllowClobber'

This produced the following Error.

WARNING: Unable to download from URI 'https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=627338&clcid=0x409' to ''.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.
Package Management Update Error

After looking around it turned out to be that TLS 1.2 needed to be enabled.

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

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