Error Code 80200053

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Reanne, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Reanne

    Reanne Guest

    I have been trying to download and install the Windows Updates. I've read
    through all of the other threads and they have not helped. I keep getting a
    message saying that some updates failed to install... and get error code
    80200053. If you can help, I would appreciate it... oh, and please keep it
    simple... I am not up to speed on all of the technical computer language.
    Reanne, Jul 2, 2009
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  2. Reanne

    TaurArian Guest

    Hi there,

    Please advise what operating system (ie Vista of XP) including the Service
    Pack Level.

    Are there any further clues regarding the failed updates in the

    Click Start, select Run and type: winowsudpate.log

    Copy and paste the update error codes etc into this thread and hopefully
    someone may be able to assist further.

    If you're running Vista (from memory) just type run in the search box at the
    bottom of the menu and then select that, then type windowsupdate.log (sorry
    using XP at the moment).
    TaurArian, Jul 2, 2009
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    peter Guest

    brand new acer laptop, automatic ms updates, defender showed exclamation
    mark and pop up saying avg off, tried downloading defender update.... ha. no
    way, went on internet to find how to sort out, told to validate vista, ok, it
    is genuine, rebooted, tried to download update.....ha! ha! ha... no way, I
    will try again and if I dont get it then it will be goodbye ms Hello Linux, I
    am so tired of constant problems like this with ms operating systems, I am
    also fed up with having to replace hardware everytime a new os comes out of
    redmond because of a failure to provide compatability for not so old
    printers, scanners etc, oh yes I have tried windows 7, not one of my
    applications would work correctly, I binned it the same day as I installed
    it, That was on a brand new 500gb sata 2 hard drive in a potent quad core
    machine..... that hard drive now has ubuntu on it! All I want is a machine I
    can use without having to spend hours sorting it out and I think Bill Gates
    has had enough of my money
    peter, Aug 5, 2009
  4. To avoid confusion, please begin a new thread about your specific problems.
    State your IE version and full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP2)
    in your first post.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 5, 2009
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