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gum digger
25-02-2010, 07:24 PM
Hi there
my windows automatic update fails to install this update and gives me a error code 8000FFFF. i have also tried downloading manually and same results.

wainuitech
25-02-2010, 08:37 PM
Go into the C:\Windows folder, locate the "software distribution" folder, delete it, reboot, then try the update again, there may be a damaged file in there, deleting the folder clears them, and windows recreates the folder again.

gum digger
25-02-2010, 10:17 PM
did that, it does about 11% and then spits out the error message again.

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2010, 10:50 PM
Looks like theres a fix for Vista, but this doesnt work in Windows 7. Since the keys you need dont exist in Windows 7. Look at some of the posts here (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/92be1b34-23cd-46b0-bf21-106d0a5e2e38/). Even tho this is for the beta, it probably applies to the RTM. If youre using it. Disable any AV / firewalls that are installed then try again. Also make sure the time and date are correct

gum digger
26-02-2010, 12:40 PM
Looks like theres a fix for Vista, but this doesnt work in Windows 7. Since the keys you need dont exist in Windows 7. Look at some of the posts here (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/92be1b34-23cd-46b0-bf21-106d0a5e2e38/). Even tho this is for the beta, it probably applies to the RTM. If youre using it. Disable any AV / firewalls that are installed then try again. Also make sure the time and date are correct

doesnt work either, what can i do? will repairing the setup help?

Speedy Gonzales
26-02-2010, 12:42 PM
You could try a repair, dont know if it'll work. If that doesnt work, you may have to reformat, if you want to install it

wainuitech
26-02-2010, 01:27 PM
You can try running the Reset windows Updates from This MS Site (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058). No idea if it will work or not.

BUT I have just run it on a working Windows 7 Professional workshop PC, ( to see what would happen) then after a reboot tried windows update again, and they worked perfectly - so In my case it didn't do any harm.

Sometimes you have to "suck it and see", it makes a restore point ( even though Imade one as well) so it can be undone if needed.

gum digger
26-02-2010, 06:03 PM
You can try running the Reset windows Updates from This MS Site (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058). No idea if it will work or not.

BUT I have just run it on a working Windows 7 Professional workshop PC, ( to see what would happen) then after a reboot tried windows update again, and they worked perfectly - so In my case it didn't do any harm.

Sometimes you have to "suck it and see", it makes a restore point ( even though Imade one as well) so it can be undone if needed.

i downloaded it and ran the tool on recommended mode, rebooted and tried to update and i get the same error.