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Windows 7: XP Mode / Virtual PC Install kb958559 Failure: 0x80004005

13 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
XP Mode / Virtual PC Install kb958559 Failure: 0x80004005

Win 7 Professional PC.

Steps to install XP Mode then Virtual PC (per the forum here and at MSFT) were followed:
1. Validate. Worked fine.
2. Install XP Mode. Installed fine.
3. Install Virtual PC with Windows Update: kb958559

Well, here's where it went South. Like so many before me, upon installing, Windows Update shows "failure configuring Windows Updates", then shuts down and reverts the system back to before the attempt.

In a basic Event Viewer log I can see the error: 0x80004005.

I've read every thread I can re: this issue. Each situation appears to have a different error code from mine. I've tried all of the "fixes" suggested for other codes, but none solved my issue.
  • Turned off AV
  • Did a clean boot
  • Increased filters from 8 to 14
  • Did all of these together
Can anyone assist? Need XP mode for some legacy software essential to functioning.

I've seen people suggest uploading the CBS logs for better detective work but I have no idea how do read it. Anyone here savvy at reading CBS logs? I have uploaded them and can provide a link for anyone willing to assist.

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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