please help with the following error code; WindowsUpdate_80070005

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Found 21st Mar 2009
ive got vista and my laptop wont update. each time i turn it on it says windows can not get updates. ive tried uninstalling ad aware (didnt work), tried turning firewall off, no use.
can anyone please help me update my laptop? ive looked on net with no joy.

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Try this, just found it;

1. Disable Windows Update
a. Click on start
b. Click on all programs
c. Click on accessories
d. Click on Run
e. Type services.msc and press ok
f. Right click on "Windows Update"
g. Click on stop (Windows Update is now disabled)
2. Rename Software Distribution folder
a. Navigate to: C:/Windows/
b. Find the folder named: “SoftwareDistribution”
c. Rename that folder to something like “SoftwareDistribution.old”
d. Create a new folder called “SoftwareDistribution”
3. Enable Windows Update
a. Click on start
b. Click on all programs
c. Click on accessories
d. Click on Run
e. Type services.msc and press ok
f. Right click on windows update
g. Click on start
If you are unable to find Software Distribution Folder, follow these
steps before #2 above.
1. From the explorer window press the Alt key to view the file menu.
2. Click Tools
3. Select Folder Options
4. Select the View tab
5. Select “Show hidden files and folders”
6. Remove the selection from “Hide protected operating system files”
7. Click OK

Restart your PC and you should be good to go!

Original Poster

skusey;4702202

Try this, just found it;1. Disable Windows Updatea. Click on startb. … Try this, just found it;1. Disable Windows Updatea. Click on startb. Click on all programsc. Click on accessoriesd. Click on Rune. Type services.msc and press okf. Right click on "Windows Update"g. Click on stop (Windows Update is now disabled)2. Rename Software Distribution foldera. Navigate to: C:/Windows/b. Find the folder named: “SoftwareDistribution”c. Rename that folder to something like “SoftwareDistribution.old”d. Create a new folder called “SoftwareDistribution”3. Enable Windows Updatea. Click on startb. Click on all programsc. Click on accessoriesd. Click on Rune. Type services.msc and press okf. Right click on windows updateg. Click on startIf you are unable to find Software Distribution Folder, follow thesesteps before #2 above.1. From the explorer window press the Alt key to view the file menu.2. Click Tools3. Select Folder Options4. Select the View tab5. Select “Show hidden files and folders”6. Remove the selection from “Hide protected operating system files”7. Click OKRestart your PC and you should be good to go!



done but hasnt worked - do i undo it all now?

hocka;4702345

done but hasnt worked - do i undo it all now?



yes, it should work though

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anyone else got any advice please?
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