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  • Question

  • I was following "poshby" post dated Monday January 21, 2008 to overcome error code 80070005. After following the first few steps (stopped just before: now create a new folder called SoftwareDistribution in c:\Windows) I decided to reverse the few steps I had followed and to see if I could find another solution. Unfortunately, after reversing the changes I had made to my computer I can no longer enable "windows updates”  at all. The computer just keeps looking for the program.  Can anyone help me check the correct settings so that windows updates will work again.   Replies will be very much appreciated.  Thanks


    Sunday, August 21, 2011 6:13 AM


  • Hi,

    ·         I would suggest you to follow the methods provided below and check if it helps.

    Method 1:

    First check windows update history to find the error code for the failed updates. Right click on the failed update and click on view.

    Check for the updates that failed in Update history.

    a. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

    b. In the left pane, click View update history.

    c. To view more information about an update, double-click it.

    Method 2:

    I would suggest you to resetWindows Update components and check if it helps. To do so run theFixitform the link provided below.


    Method 3:

    If the issue still persists I would suggest you to run theSystem Update Readiness Tool. Follow the troubleshooting steps provided in KB article below and check if it helps.



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    Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:08 AM