Error 0x80070424 - unable to download/activate Windows updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Sync182, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Sync182

    Sync182 Guest

    I have what seems to be a large probem with Windows updates:

    * Windows Security Center says Automatic Updates is turned off (but it can't
    turn it on)
    * Automatic Updates in Control Panel says Automatic Updates is turned on
    * I've downloaded the "latest" version of the Windows Update program
    (according to the Microsoft Support pages), but it says it doesn't need to
    update my version
    * I've tried forcing BiTS and workstation to start
    * I have a legitimate OEM version of WinXP home (SP3)

    I cannot get any updates from the Windows Update pages (and have no idea how
    long I've been missing them).

    Any tips or suggestions...?
     
    Sync182, Apr 1, 2009
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  2. Sync182

    TaurArian Guest

    Sync182 wrote:
    :: I have what seems to be a large probem with Windows updates:
    ::
    :: * Windows Security Center says Automatic Updates is turned off (but
    :: it can't turn it on)
    :: * Automatic Updates in Control Panel says Automatic Updates is
    :: turned on
    :: * I've downloaded the "latest" version of the Windows Update program
    :: (according to the Microsoft Support pages), but it says it doesn't
    :: need to update my version
    :: * I've tried forcing BiTS and workstation to start
    :: * I have a legitimate OEM version of WinXP home (SP3)
    ::
    :: I cannot get any updates from the Windows Update pages (and have no
    :: idea how long I've been missing them).
    ::
    :: Any tips or suggestions...?
    :: --
    :: The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an on-coming
    :: train.


    Try:

    Click Start, select run, type: regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    Click OK or press Enter.


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    TaurArian, Apr 1, 2009
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