UPDATING WINDOWS VISTA WITH WINDOWS ULTIMATE EXTRA

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jules145, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Jules145

    Jules145 Guest

    I have problem when updating windows vista 32 bit. While scanning the
    possible update, it suddenly stop and generated error code 80072F76.

    For your info, I am using ASUS W7S with preloded Windows Vista Ultimate 32
    Bits.

    Please help!!
     
    Jules145, Nov 9, 2007
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  2. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder. (Because of possible folder
    corruption or other errors.)
    Click Start, Choose Run.
    In the Run box, type services.msc.
    Click OK.
    Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
    Click Stop.
    Stopping the service will take a moment.

    Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
    a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
    b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
    c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this
    folder.
    Create a new folder called "SoftwareDistribution"
    Click Start. Choose Run.
    In the Run box, type services.msc.
    Click OK.
    Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
    Click Start.
    Starting the service will take a moment.
    Rerun Windows Update.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 9, 2007
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  3. Jules145

    Jules145 Guest

    Thanks for the explanation below. However, when the Services window pop out,
    I do not find the SoftwareDistribution folder. I have scrolled up and down
    but could not find it.
    Please help (cry)
     
    Jules145, Nov 10, 2007
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  4. Jules145

    Jules145 Guest

    Some how, I have managed to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder located in
    C:/Windows while in safe mode. I have rename it to "SoftwareDistribution.old"
    as suggested and then restarted the laptop.
    Once restarted in "Normal Mode", I click Windows Update and I was prompted
    by the same error code 80072F76.

    Please I really need help here :(

    Note: I have also written to ASUS but it is not the hardware problem and
    suggested me to contact Microsoft for further help.
     
    Jules145, Nov 12, 2007
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