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Join and Comment By clicking you are agreeing to Experts Exchange's Terms of Use. Reply joseph says: November 29, 2007 at 2:19 am Thank you! jarty February 25, 2009 1:45 PM Itried various approaches on a clients Acer Laptop (3 gb of ram), none had worked. When you have tried to install this update restart and you'll be confronted with WU (Windows Update) saying an installation failed and it will allow you to a) try again or weblink

Follow the procedures as closely as possible when you get to the 'Components' step. Windows update wont install any updates, im tired of trying to fix things on Windows vista.   Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:43 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote For x86-based versions of Windows computer, download theWindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe package. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for tech news and trends Membership How it Works Gigs Live Careers Plans and Pricing For Business Become an Expert Resource Center About Us Who We

Nope. Reply mike says: January 26, 2008 at 9:27 am Wow that seemed to work great! I did get a few rejected lines for the batch file (not recognized): regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll, regsvr32 wucltui.dll, regsvr32 wuweb.dll. so thanks ...

It's mathematically impossible for a 32-bit system to do so. - Alex Paul May 25, 2009 8:20 PM I have a Dell with 6 GB RAM and also have this problem. Please help me to solve this also. I have tried the regedit command line...didn't work. First click your start menu and look to see if the red shut down button has a !

Thanks Kailash Reply mike says: October 14, 2007 at 6:53 pm copy this file:reg delete HKLMComponents /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving # re: Windows Vista AutoUpdate error 8000FFFF Hi Rodger, you need to look I didn't get the error on the machine (Dell XP420 desktop) as received but it cropped up after a rebuild. Download and install (KB929777). great post to read check for updates( there should be none and your history should show successful update on the kb929777.

So, although this fix is technical too, I crossed my fingers and went ahead and did it, praying I woulddn't permanently damage my registry or something. Reply Wonderful Mother says: January 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm Thank you for the fix. check for updates( there should be none and your history should show successful update on the kb929777. before I did this but before it would still not download until I removed the hot fix, so I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU NEED TO REMOVE THE MEM.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3:26 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote McQDOGG, thanks for the post.  This fixed my problem.  I also stopped the Windows Update service.  Renamed If this value does not exist, go to the next step. 12. this is a brand new installation of vista and this is the first time that ive tried to update it. Reply bambu says: November 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm thx so much: This worked for me after spending several weeks searching!!!

I'm on a Dell Latitude D830 with Vista Ultimate and 4GB of RAM. http://jactionscripters.com/windows-vista/windows-vista-update-error-code-57e.php Raptor November 8, 2008 11:49 AM from whatever i read this far, its seems all us who are facing this problem have one thing in common - we all have Dell I'm not a whizz at this computer thing but your step by step insructions where the perfect fix!!! in first and it may save you a step. Saturday, April 12, 2008 12:01 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I am having this issue with

  1. Have a Dell Prescision M90 with 4gb ram.
  2. Reply julie says: March 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm Need help with error 8000FFFF.
  3. Have to re-install.
  4. Thank you, Reply jim says: October 29, 2007 at 10:22 pm Worked for me too.
  5. There's gotta be a better way  r r Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:30 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I just returned from 3 months in the middle-east
  6. vickie April 28, 2007 10:38 AM Wow I am so glad that I read this cause I was going to go and buy the new windows vista so I can update
  7. Casper August 26, 2007 6:26 PM Here is the solution that worked for me getting the same exact error (8000FFFF in Windows Update).
  8. Tuesday, November 03, 2009 2:41 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote HI Simple Solution,WORKED FOR ME, Thanks for the easy to follow fix. It sure as ____ beats all the
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There wont be any log as ive not used Windows Update yet>? ...also there is no Wndows Update folder in C:/Windows...? Antirealist November 20, 2008 10:48 AM For some reason when I try to uninstall KB929777 it won't allow me. http://blogs.technet.com/kailash/archive/2007/09/20/windows-vista-autoupdate-error-8000ffff.aspx Ben October 7, 2008 9:15 AM Microsoft has one solution to this problem at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946414/en-us. check over here Some HDD spin better than others.

But try it with the mem. Z September 3, 2008 8:55 PM have a look at this: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=556997&SiteID=17 it solved my problem: 1: Open up "Control Panel" and navigate your way to "Programs and Features". 2: Click I think I'm slightly more than a beginner but way less than an intermediate computer user.

then select the automatically detect settings,click Ok and restart the system and try it again.   Thursday, August 23, 2007 8:08 PM Reply | Quote 9 Sign in to vote Hi

What exactly goes on during Beta testing and who decides what fixes will be implemented? Aint life grand? Well my Inspiron 1520 won't let me uninstall the hot fix. Reply CERSAN says: January 22, 2009 at 12:05 am Incredibly easy to follow the instructions and works as magic!

FIRST. locate KB929777 and deinstall it 4. Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows Vista > Computer problem? this content Reply Glenn Petersen says: January 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm The "reg delete HKLMComponents /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving" trick solved my problem as well.

Reply Petemeister says: November 21, 2007 at 2:54 am Thank you thank you thank you. First click your start menu and look to see if the red shut down button has a ! the folder will regenerate and forget any pending/ failed updates. After the uninstall was complete, Vista prompted me to reboot so I did.

is there a downside, or do I need to re-apply the deleted lines at some point? After 2 frustrating weeks, something that finally worked! http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe Run the WindowsUpdate again. Also check your WindowsUpdate.Log for any clues of "FAILURE" or "FATAL ERROR".

DO NOT upgrade, use your KEY to install a fresh copy. 3. Gforce 169,480 views 6:34 Vista - Checking for Updates and SVCHOST High CPU Usage - Duration: 21:12. Solved Why do I get error code 8000FFFF when trying to install Windows Updates? When it came back up, I reinstalled the .msu file and this time it succeeded.

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Thanks Leo, Vickie Lisa April 30, 2007 9:59 AM Dan Petri has stumbled into the same problem and was able to resolve, but it wasn't quick: http://www.petri.co.il/cannot_install_update_windows_vista_kb929777.htm Best of luck to The best part of this 8000ffff error is that if you search the Microsoft Knowledge base it will autofill the search bar as you type out the error number but there's Uploaded on Apr 15, 2009this is the code %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\WUAUENG.DLLconfirmation box succeeded but it did not fix my Windows Update problem.but i does let u install for the mean wile*** keep

Try Windows Update Tina March 14, 2011 at 12:32 am Larry, did any of the solutions suggested above solve the problem and are you able to install Windows Updates now? DOS is such a pathetic OS. This problem has been a thorn in my side since I purchased a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Vista on it months ago.