Error number: 0x80070020

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Learner, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Learner

    Learner Guest

    I'm trying to install windows xp update. First I get this message "We've made
    improvements to our website. To download the new version of the software and
    begin using Windows Update, please click Install Now".

    After downloading files I get this message: "Error number: 0x80070020".

    Any one can help me please.
     
    Learner, Aug 11, 2007
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  2. You receive a "0x80070020 The process cannot access the file because it is being used by
    another process" error message when you try to download an update from Windows Update or
    from Microsoft Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;883825
    If you're running SpyBot S&D's "teatimer" then you'll need to end the process in task
    manager - thanks to VBBob


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    | I'm trying to install windows xp update. First I get this message "We've made
    | improvements to our website. To download the new version of the software and
    | begin using Windows Update, please click Install Now".
    |
    | After downloading files I get this message: "Error number: 0x80070020".
    |
    | Any one can help me please.
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Aug 11, 2007
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  3. Learner

    sillyolpom Guest

    I was tearing my hair out with this , in the end - as usual-
    the answer was easy - I had turned off my virus scanner ( avg )
    and spybot but I had overlooked spybots teatimer ! once I'd turnd
    that off the prooblem was solved ! :) ctrl+ alt + delete
    selsct processes..... scroll down to TeaTImer and disable .. then
    try the Update again ..\


    Good luck :)
     
    sillyolpom, Aug 13, 2007
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  4. Learner

    Jimmy Guest

    If anyone out there has Spybot Search & Destroy and while trying to run
    Windows update you receive the error number 0x80070020 and this message:

    "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the
    requested page".

    I corrected the problem in my computer. It was the "Tea Timer" in Spybot S&D.

    Bring up Spybot S&D and click on mode.....then select advanced mode....click
    yes in the pop up box.

    Then click tools at lower left....then click resident.....then uncheck the
    Resident "Tea Timer" box.

    X out and that should do it and hopefully most will be able to get the
    Windows updates.

    You can go back after updating and put "Tea Timer" back on by following the
    above steps. You may have to do the same thing next time you update unless
    Spybot S&D fixes the glitch in the meantime.

    PS - "Tea Timer" ( if you have Spybot S&D) is an overall protection of
    settings on your computer.
     
    Jimmy, Sep 23, 2007
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