none
Windows update error code 800B0100

    Question

  •  

    I received updates last nite, and all installed except for "Update for Windows junk e-mail filter for X-64 based systems (December 2007) KB905866"

     

    I downloaded it from the MS site, and tried to install it manually, but it too failed.

     

    The error code translates into " No signature was present in the subject"

     

    Does this mean that the download is corrupted?

     

     

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 5:28 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hi,

     

    I just would like to confirm if you are using X64 bit version of Windows Vista? There are two versions x86 and x64 for this update, please visit the following website to clarify.

     

    Description of the definition updates for Windows Mail

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905866

     

    If your Windows Vista is a X64 based system and this update is indeed has not been completely installed, I would like to provide you with the following steps to manually download and install it.

     

    Step 1: Download this update directly from the Download center manually but temporarily do not install it.

     

    Please choose the correct version and download the KB905866 update to your local disk but temporarily do not install it, try Step 2:

     

     

    Step 2: Log onto the computer in Safe Mode. 

     

    Restart the computer. Keep pressing the F8 key until the Windows Startup menu appears. Choose Safe Mode, and press Enter. 

    After booting into Safe Mode, please locate to the downloaded installation file and install them manually one by one.

     

    If it still cannot be installed, please let me know the detailed error message.

     

    Thanks and hope this helps.

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Robbin Meng

    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007 9:50 AM

All replies

  • Hi CharlieMan,

     

    did you use  a searchengine before starting posting?

    have a look at this

     

    sometimes its only an error and no corrupted data or suspisous file  

     

    Greetings purple

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:38 AM
  • Hi purple!

     

    Thanks for the reply, and I did a search for my problem, and found the same thread, but I don't think anyone fixed the update problem, without doing a reinstall.

     

    I tthink in the future, I'm going to take my network machines off auto update, and review updates before I download them!

     

    This time, I was able to just hide this problem, so it doesn't haunt me every time I boot up.

     

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 2:16 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    I just would like to confirm if you are using X64 bit version of Windows Vista? There are two versions x86 and x64 for this update, please visit the following website to clarify.

     

    Description of the definition updates for Windows Mail

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905866

     

    If your Windows Vista is a X64 based system and this update is indeed has not been completely installed, I would like to provide you with the following steps to manually download and install it.

     

    Step 1: Download this update directly from the Download center manually but temporarily do not install it.

     

    Please choose the correct version and download the KB905866 update to your local disk but temporarily do not install it, try Step 2:

     

     

    Step 2: Log onto the computer in Safe Mode. 

     

    Restart the computer. Keep pressing the F8 key until the Windows Startup menu appears. Choose Safe Mode, and press Enter. 

    After booting into Safe Mode, please locate to the downloaded installation file and install them manually one by one.

     

    If it still cannot be installed, please let me know the detailed error message.

     

    Thanks and hope this helps.

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Robbin Meng

    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007 9:50 AM
  • How do I know if I have Vista X64 or X86? I have this same error code, but I don't know which version of Vista I have to try your solution.

     

    Thanks for your help.

    Monday, February 04, 2008 4:23 AM
  •  

    Hi,  please run msinfo32.exe command to open System Information tool. Under System Summary, please check from the  "System Type" to see if it is X86-based PC or X64-based PC. Thanks.


    Sincerely,

    Robbin Meng

    Monday, February 11, 2008 3:01 AM
  • I get this error message and I am using an X32 bit version of Vista.  It is you Live OneCare that is requiring me to make this upgrade; however, it will not download. I quess not if I am not X64 bit.  But I did not seek this out. Your stupid live management program does that and I can't get a good rating on Live OneCare because it tell me to download an update that I can't.  The program know I an running Vista Home Permium. What is going on?????

     

    Saturday, February 23, 2008 12:46 AM
  • I am using 32bit vista, and run into Error Code 800b0100 when doing update. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Saturday, March 01, 2008 2:20 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Have you tried the steps in my reply posted at "24 Dec 2007, 9:50 PM" ? Also, please try to rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder and re-run Windows Update again to test this issue.

     

    However, if the issue persists, please submit a new thread for your new issue. Thanks!

     

    Sincerely,

    Robbin Meng

    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Monday, March 03, 2008 7:53 AM
  • Also try downloading windows service pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en 

     

    Then go into safe mode and intall teh service pack this will bring your computer to the latest version and should also resolve this issue

    Tuesday, April 08, 2008 3:40 PM
  • i have the same syetem i put in insallation disc and click install it partitioned c drive then i had to do the up dates then i put my progams back in and important install service pak 1 in because it fixes the update problem  i now have no more problem with updates is now working fine

     

    Friday, May 16, 2008 9:06 AM
  • i have the same system i put in insallation disc and click install it partitioned c drive then i had to do the up dates then i put my progams back in and important install service pak 1 in because it fixes the update problem  i now have no more problem with updates is now working fine

     

    Friday, May 16, 2008 9:06 AM
  • I have the same error code 800b0100 but with Windows XP Home Edition Pack 1, What I have to do? because I can't continue with the setup...

     

    Friday, August 29, 2008 4:25 AM
  • hello robbin meng. i do appologise, but not all of us people that own a microsoft run computer are ,are tech heads. all the above instructions would confuse us normall people, why
    should i haveto waiste my time and effort to messup my computer by doing the above steps. why cant microsoft just make a product that can work properly. we purchase a product that doesnt work properly and i do appreciate that u guys do attemt to fix the issues when they are found. but why cant it work properly to begin with and why cant the updates actually work properly on install. if i worked like that i would be fired. now is there a normall way to fix microsofts shortcomeings. or do i haveto waise my hard earned money to have a computer guy fix it?

    thank you
    • Proposed as answer by ra1ve2n Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:37 PM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:32 PM

  • RA1VE2N

    The Microsoft Technet forums are for TECH folk.

    For the home user support Microsoft has another forum @ answers.microsoft.com

    Kind Regards

    Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP

    PS - You could also read this article on the Error 800B0100

    http://www.instantvista.com/800B0100.html
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:00 AM