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Windows 7: Windows Update stopped working

27 Jan 2009   #1
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 
Windows Update stopped working

80070002 error code.

There is a good workaround described in troubleshooting that error code, but it does not solve the problem.

There is also a good page at Microsoft with instructions on working around the problems, but those instructions do not solve the problem.

I searched here and found no references to "windows update" or "update." That surprised me; maybe I should have tried advanced search.

Anyway, I'm wondering if any others with W7 build 7000 have encountered this issue and if so if they've resolved it.


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27 Jan 2009   #2
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hello Spider...

Have you tried this fix? It's not for the exact error code, but it might help if you haven't.
  1. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. Type reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f and press enter.
  3. Try Windows Update again, without restarting. If it is the fix, it will work.
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27 Jan 2009   #3
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 

Thank you for that.

"The operation completed successfully."

But WU still yielded the same error code when I attempted to use it.
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27 Jan 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hmm... you haven't used any activation hacks or watermark removal hacks, have you?
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27 Jan 2009   #5
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Hmm... you haven't used any activation hacks or watermark removal hacks, have you?
Watermark removal. Guilty. Does that bork WU?
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27 Jan 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

That's the first thing it does!

See if you have an uninstaller for that...
Watermark isn't that bad, you get used to it after a day...
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27 Jan 2009   #7
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
That's the first thing it does!

See if you have an uninstaller for that...
Watermark isn't that bad, you get used to it after a day...
I have had W7 since 7000 was released, but you're right, I was just being "asthetically challenged" when I googled for a watermark removal.

I'll look for the uninstall gizzy and post back in a bit.

Thank you very much for your input.
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27 Jan 2009   #8
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 

Can't find an uninstall for the watermark removal patch.
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27 Jan 2009   #9
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 

Sorry about all the posts (last one).

Here is the do and undo:

"When running, the script will install a patched version of user32.dll.mui after making the backup of original user32.dll.mui to user32.dll.mui in %systemdrive%\User32Backup\ folder and user32.dll.mui.bak in %windir%\System32\en-US\ foder. So, to uninstall the patch and reset or restore the watermark, just copy or rename back the file to original location or name."
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27 Jan 2009   #10
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Glad to see you've found a way to sort it out
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