Code 80070005 Windows Update encountered an unknown error

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  1. pknight11

    pknight11 Guest

    I know that there are several threads here regarding this error code, and I
    have tried some of the suggestions that were comprehensible to me
    (re-creating the "SoftwareDistribuion" folder and running , but with no luck
    at all. Some of the suggestions in these threads are quite a bit over my
    head, but I can follow directions if someone is willing to offer some
    suggestions. Thanks.
     
    pknight11, Jul 28, 2009
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    TaurArian Guest

    pknight11 wrote:
    :: I know that there are several threads here regarding this error
    :: code, and I have tried some of the suggestions that were
    :: comprehensible to me (re-creating the "SoftwareDistribuion" folder
    :: and running , but with no luck at all. Some of the suggestions in
    :: these threads are quite a bit over my head, but I can follow
    :: directions if someone is willing to offer some suggestions. Thanks.


    Well, I can only guess what you've tried. One of the most common causes of
    this error code is the Anti Virus and Anti Spyware software programs running
    on the computer.
    You can try turning them off and then try the updates again. Keep the
    firewall on though.

    How to reset security settings back to the defaults
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222

    Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to
    install updates: 0x80070005
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968003/

    0x80070005 - Permissions issue. You can reset registry and file ACLs to
    their Default state by following the directions here:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx


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    TaurArian, Jul 28, 2009
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