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Windows 7: windows update error code: 80070246


25 Aug 2012   #1

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windows update error code: 80070246

my windows uodate was working fine but suddenly it start showing the error message with code : 80070246. I tried windows update troubleshooter and microsoft fixit but nothing works.
How to remove this error?

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25 Aug 2012   #2

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Welcome to the forum.

Follow what this link asks you to do and try downloading the updates again:
What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

Post back for further suggestions.
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25 Aug 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rahul1992 View Post
my windows uodate was working fine but suddenly it start showing the error message with code : 80070246. I tried windows update troubleshooter and microsoft fixit but nothing works.
How to remove this error?

Are you sure it's 246 at the end, and not 426??
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27 Aug 2012   #4

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yup its 246...
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27 Aug 2012   #5

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27 Aug 2012   #6

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Did you use the system update readiness tool and tried to update?

Follow steps in this tutorial see if it works:
Windows Update - Reset

Manually go to windows updates from start>control panel>change settings
change the settings to never check for updates hit okay & close windows updates.

Go to windows updates the same way and change the settings to check for updates
but let me choose whether to download and install them
.

Post back for further suggestions.
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27 Aug 2012   #7

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(Ah - back up again at last!)

Stop error when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: "0x80070246" relates - I'd try replacing the file using SFC in the normal way first....


SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.
At the Command prompt, type
SFC /SCANNOW
and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
Post an MGADiag report with details of any error messages encountered.
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29 Aug 2012   #8

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koolkat 77,
i tried system readiness tool bt when i tried to run it...an error came saying "invalid data"...
i downloaded windows 7 64 bit (x64)..
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29 Aug 2012   #9

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As Noel suggested.
Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker for violations in your computer.
You may upload the CBS.log here.
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30 Aug 2012   #10

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on starting sfc scan another error msg saying "windows resource protection could not start the requested opration"....
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