Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. My sister recommended this forum to me. I have Vista Home Premium. A couple months ago, I started getting an error code 80080005 with a message: "Windows could not search for updates". Of course, I went through all the Windows troubleshooting steps, checked the knowledge base, the Microsoft web site tech forum, did a web search for the specific error code--everything I found that related to that specific error code was either a blank page, a dead end or a lot of very technical talk I didn't understand about modifying the registry and a lot of other things I am not comfortable doing with my limited computer tech skills. On the Microsoft help forum, there were several posts for this error code, but no definite solution. It's almost as if Microsoft knows there is a problem but has no fix so they just ignore it. I've scanned for viruses and spyware and come up clean. I've tried disabling all firewalls, spyware programs, etc. and trying to search for updates & got the same error. Nothing had changed when this started. I had not changed any settings or installed any new programs. I tried system restore, but there was only one restore point and it made no difference. My last updates were installed on 5/7/09. The next time after that, I clicked on the icon that shows up in the system tray to tell you new updates are available, all this started. Other than this, my computer is running great and everything else works fine. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could give me with this problem. I've run out of ideas. Thank You!