Error number: 0x80070420

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by kosmos, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. kosmos

    kosmos Guest

    I reinstalled Windows XP Home over my existing XP Home installation, but I
    used another XP CD because the one I own was unable to be accessed by my CD
    drive. I registered the second installation with my original XP's product key
    number. Everything works fine but when I use Windows Update I get this error
    [Error number: 0x80070420]

    Please help me understand what the problem is. Thanks.
    kosmos, Jul 26, 2005
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    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Jul 27, 2005
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  3. kosmos

    kosmos Guest

    Thank you Noel, it worked upon the first instance of rebooting. :)

    kosmos, Jul 27, 2005
  4. kosmos

    Noel Paton Guest

    this must be my lucky week! - wild guesses seem to be paying off... (now,
    what lottery numbers am I picking......... [bids please!<g>])

    Glad it worked for you - and many thanks for the feedback.

    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi

    Please read on how to post messages to NG's

    Noel Paton, Jul 27, 2005
  5. kosmos

    kosmos Guest

    No problem :) It is good to know we can come here for support to
    troubleshoot. The real time help provided is really useful.

    kosmos, Jul 27, 2005
  6. kosmos

    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Aug 13, 2005
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    S.Silvestre Guest

    Many thanks Noel, it worked for me too.

    S.Silvestre, Mar 4, 2008
  8. PA Bear [MS-MVP], Sep 27, 2008
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    th3_fr4gil3 Guest

    cheers noel

    another 1 year and 3 months later it helped me out :D

    th3_fr4gil3, Aug 26, 2009
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