error Code 80070BC9 The installation of sp1 v1.024 is pending


  • The installation of sp1 v1.024 is pending and Update for Windows Vista (KB937287) - Build 6001.17052 (x86) fails
    please help

    Sunday, December 16, 2007 6:23 AM

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  • My installation also fails with error code 80070bc9, what does that mean?`Please help me ASAP. I hope to get windows vista to work flawlessly (as opposed to what it is at the moment).

    Sunday, December 23, 2007 8:45 AM
  • After unsuccesful SP1 installation (+ deinstall last weeek) I now also get this 80070BC9 error code for all (except malicious code removal) new vista updates (release this night)

    ==> I cannot install any security updates!!

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 3:34 AM
  • I also got error code 80070BC9 when installing vista sp1 RC. I fixed the issue by reinstalling update KB943899 which had failed previously. You need to manually download this update from the windows download site. After installing that update you will be able to install update KB937287 and the rest of the updates should work well.
    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 3:59 AM

    KB943899 is shown here as pending - I tried to install it manually and get the update does not apply to you system ;(


    I will reboot and try again via windows update (without WSUS)

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 4:11 AM

    After reboot it was OK (I could install the rest of the updates that failed before) - thx. Strange is that now it shows stage 1-3 while rebooting (as for SP1) even if I do not retry installing SP1. But luckily the stage are finished each in <5s.
    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 4:20 AM

    Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center


    If its issue is  with Updates not getting installed try the fixit


    General guidance before installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2


    Supported workaround for torn state installations on Windows 7 SP1




    Also check if the SP 1 package is present on the system   

    If it shows installed under system properties but not under windows updates

    Then its in a Torn state

    To remove SP1


    DISM /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~



    On running this command you should get the message :


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.


    C:\Windows\system32>DISM /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:Package_for_KB9769



    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 6.1.7600.16385


    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385


    Processing 1 of 1 - Removing package Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64




    The operation completed successfully.




    Uninstalling Service Pack1


    The easiest way to uninstall SP1 is using Programs and Features.

    1. Click the Start button , click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.
    2. Click View installed updates.
    3. Click Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932), and then click Uninstall.
      If you don't see
      Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932) in the list of installed updates, your computer likely came with SP1 already installed, and you can't uninstall the service pack. If the service pack is listed but grayed out, you can't uninstall the service pack.


    1. Click the Start button , and then, in the search box, type Command Prompt.
    2. In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Type the following: wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932
    4. Press the Enter key.


    If you've used Disk Cleanup since installing SP1, the backup files needed to uninstall the service pack might have been deleted from your computer. To remove the service pack, you'll need to reinstall Windows 7. For installation information, see

    Installing and reinstalling Windows 7.




     If a Windows 7 media is needed which includes service pack 1 integrated following are the resources :


    Following are the resources to obtain media for Win 7 including SP1

    Tech net link



    Tech net support : (800) 344-2121


    Action Pack website


    Click on Download Software and Access Keys

    Friday, October 21, 2011 4:05 PM