Window Update Error 0x80070485 - MS suggestions does not seem to work

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by David, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hey all,

    I am receiving the error 0x80070485 when attempting to access the
    windows update site. Based on suggestions in this newsgroup, and
    Microsoft, I attempted to download and install the Window Installer
    2.0 (InstMsiA.exe). However, when I run the program I get the
    message, "the specified service already exists."

    Any suggestions?

    David, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. David

    Lucy [MS] Guest


    What operating system are you running? Try renaming the msiexec.exe file
    and re-run the Windows Installer package again.
    Lucy [MS], Nov 6, 2003
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  3. David,

    If you're using a Win9x OS ( Win98, 98SE, or ME) move all of the files
    out of the WINDOWS\Installer folder to a temporary folder that you've
    created in My Documents.
    Now try to install the Installer again. If successful you can move the
    files back afterwards. They *may* be needed to uninstall software or
    programs in the future.

    MowGreen [MVP]
    *-343-* Never Forgotten
    Mow Green [MVP], Nov 7, 2003
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