Unable to update Windows

  Anson 10:49 29 Jul 2006
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Anyone help me re 'Update Windows'. When I try to update Windows I am told there is a problem -
Error number 0x80240030 is quoted. I have tried the remedies quoted in this error number but still no joy. Yet I can still download Office updates. Any ideas please?
Anson

  Diodorus Siculus 10:55 29 Jul 2006

Click Start, Choose Run.

In the Run box, type services.msc.

Click OK.

Right-click the Automatic Updates service.

Click Stop.

Stopping the service will take a moment.

Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder: a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then

click OK.

b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.

c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.

Click Start. Choose Run.

In the Run box, type services.msc.

Click OK.

Right-click the Automatic Updates service.

Click Start.

Starting the service will take a moment.

You will lose your history but not important.

  Anson 11:26 29 Jul 2006

Thank you Diodorus Siculus for your advice but having tried it twice, still not working.

Anson

  Anson 11:28 29 Jul 2006

Thank you Diodorus Siculus for your advice but having tried it twice, still not working.

Anson

  billyliv 12:49 29 Jul 2006

Hi, Google the error no.The answer is in there. Cheers, Bill.L.

  Anson 10:49 05 Aug 2006

Thank you billyliv, but still no success. Curiously, I can still update Office 2003 but not wibows. I've now switched to Automatic update and hope that it is better.
Anson

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