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    Update error on Vista

    Windows wont install updates, every time i try i get a message that says (Windows could not search for new updates Error(s) found: Code 80004002) if anyone has any information that might help fix this please reply thanks in advance

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    Re: Update error on Vista

    I also downloaded sp2 i thought that might help but it didnt, I have vista 64bit

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    Re: Update error on Vista

    Restore to a point prior to the update engine breaking, make sure it is stable, and then apply each patch separately until you find the one that causes the problem. I know this will take time but it definitively identifies the update that breaks everything and it takes less time to go through this than to try to identify which of how many later patches could have caused it. That being said however I would check if you have a nvidia driver just before updates started failing and try backing that one out first before the more drastic step of restoring to an earlier point in time. Just remember..don't get impatient, if you remove 3 patches and the problem is fixed which one was it. better to do it slowly and methodically. The results are usually better and the knowledge gained is vastly superior.

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    Re: Update error on Vista

    Hello BrandonC,
    Here is a solution that a lot of people have had success with, give it a go and post results, if it works it may help others with the same problem. i suggest you read the whole post. good luck


    [SOLVED] Windows Update Error - Code 80004002 - Tech Support Forum

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    Re: Update error on Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonC View Post
    Windows wont install updates, every time i try i get a message that says (Windows could not search for new updates Error(s) found: Code 80004002) if anyone has any information that might help fix this please reply thanks in advance
    have you disabled any services?

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