Vista Service Pack 3 Problems

  Dannyb 10:45 18 Jun 09
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I have Vista set up to download updates. Service Pack 3 has been downloaded (I think) because evertyime I switch off my pc is says it is installing it but it never seems to finish. When I re-boot I am told that Windows can't check for updates. I click on this icon and then install updates but get the message 'Failed 1 Update' and the error 'code: 80240016 Windows update is currently installing other updates' It has been like this for several days now. I've tried ccleaner and then again to update, nothing seems to work. Can anybody advise please.

  birdface 10:59 18 Jun 09

maybe switch off automatic updates.Then update them manually from microsoft updates and run them one at a time.You may find one that does not want to update so ignore that one and carry on with the rest.

  birdface 11:04 18 Jun 09

Probably service pack 2 you mean.

there is no sevice pack 3

there is no sevice pack 3

  Dannyb 17:24 18 Jun 09

I think you are right tucker1975. Everytime I switch off the pc it says it is installing 3 of 3 but it never installs. I stupidly took that as being Service Pack 3 but it obviously isn't.

  PO79 17:59 18 Jun 09

...try this


Here is a fix for conflicting Updates, by MVP TaurArian

How to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in Vista -
1. Stop the Windows Update service (make sure you are logged on as an
Administrator)

Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
Tools
Double-click Services
(Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
Right-click the Windows Update service and click Stop.

2. Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

Locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.

3. Start the Windows Update service

Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
Tools
Double-click Services
(Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.

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