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Windows Automatic Upgrade

bizzylizzie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎23-01-2009

Windows Automatic Upgrade

  Error message 800800005 whenever Windows automatically tries to update.  I believe it has something to do with the Registry and not being able to open some .com sites.  Without altering the Registry does anyone know about a patch or how to sort this out. My operating systme unfortunately is Vista!
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techguy
Grafter
Posts: 2,540
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: Windows Automatic Upgrade

Is this error occurring when you go to the Windows Update option or just appearing from nowhere.
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
Plusnet Alumni (retired)
Posts: 10,540
Registered: ‎18-07-2007

Re: Windows Automatic Upgrade

Googling the error number brought up a wealth of results, it seems that installing Vista Service Pack 1 should solve this issue. I realise you can't download and install it through windows update because it's not working, with that in mind here's a link to the installer redistributable:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B0C7136D-5EBB-413B-89C9-CB3D06D12674&displa...
It's a big download though (~450MB) so may take some time, but once it's downloaded run it and then reboot the machine. That should sort it.
If you've already got Service pack 1 installed then my apologies, this was the first solution that I came across - but it was also the last post on the forum thread so it definitely solved that particular instance.
techguy
Grafter
Posts: 2,540
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: Windows Automatic Upgrade

I looked for the error on the MS Knowledgebase and came up with nothing.
So if installing SP1 doesn't work you'll need to try and contac Microsoft
Their UK site is http://www.microsoft.com/uk