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Windows Updates not installing

By dshoff115
Nov 9, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    I keep getting an error message on Windows 80096001 saying I can't install Windows updates. I am running Windows Vista 32 bit.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jmjsquared

    jmjsquared TS Booster Posts: 144

    Hello.

    -- If you have not already done so, try running this command:
    Start > Programs > Accessories; right-click Command Prompt and click Run As Administrator. In the window that opens, type: sfc /scannow , then press Enter. Let the SFC (System File Checker) Tool complete, reboot and try installing again.

    -- If the above does not work, this Microsoft FixIt may help by repairing corrupted or missing Update components: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    -- If not, then the more thorough Microsoft Vista Update Readiness Tool can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=504 . It takes a while to finish its work and may look like it's doing nothing. Let it run, reboot and try installing your Updates again.

    Good Luck!
     

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