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Windows 7: SP1 Release Candidate failed to install with error code "80073701"

01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
SP1 Release Candidate failed to install with error code "80073701"

Hey all,

I am interested in testing out the Windows 7 Release Candidate, my Windows Update detected it as a important update, I tried to install it through Windows Update twice, always failing with the error code "80073701". I have no idea why this is happening, and I haven't changed any important system settings.

Thanks for the help :)!


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01 Nov 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

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02 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox

Hey, sorry for the late reply, thanks for the links, I'll give them a shot :).
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25 Feb 2011   #4

win 7 32 bit

hello, i am having the same error code as mcdougal, i tried what was suggested and it did not work. if you need any info on my rig ill try to respond as quickly as possible.
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 SP1 Release Candidate failed to install with error code "80073701"

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