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Windows 7: 0x80070005 error searching for Updates

03 Feb 2012   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Thanks, Bear!
to answer your questions.... the Pause button is greyed out - presumably because Indexing is not actively doing anything anyhow

(@Joan - MSE is updating normally. The listing of updates in the History shows no problems getting them - but they don't appear in Installed Updates anyhow<g>)

I must admit, I haven't done the resets - I'll do those now and report back in a few minutes

[Later]
Done - no change


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03 Feb 2012   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

In the end, the only thing that worked was renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder - which I was *really* trying to avoid, but at least things are all functional now.


Thanks everyone for the assist (the prize for the winner, however goes to PABear in the WU forums on Answers - see the thread here - 0x80070005 error searching for updates - Microsoft Answers )
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03 Feb 2012   #13
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Good ol' Bear, he has his uses. Glad you got it sorted Noel.
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03 Feb 2012   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

- that makes two of us! :)
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04 Feb 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Did I read correctly that McAffee did this to your computer.
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04 Feb 2012   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Nah - I don't think so, as I ripped it out by the roots as soon as I originally booted the machine.
I suspect that it was just my footling around in there a couple of weeks ago that broke it
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