Windows Vista forum: Windows Vista updates are available, but won't download and install

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) May 29, 2009 3:02 PM PDT

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Windows Vista updates are available, but won't download and install

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 5/29/09 3:02 PM

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Windows Vista updates are available, but won't download and install

I was hoping someone could help me fix Windows Update. It's been months now since Windows Update on my Vista hasn't been functioning. It detects that there are updates available, but when I give the command to download, it attempts to and then say it failed. It's the same case when I tried to install the new Windows Live Messenger.

I've tried all the troubleshooting that Windows had to offer, and now I'm stranded. I'd really appreciate your assistance.

Submitted by: Jason R.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but
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Windows update or automatic update? --Submitted by Zouch
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3052458#3052458

Check your services --Submitted by darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3052531#3052531

Free support from Microsoft... --Submitted by John.Wilkinson
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3052357#3052357

Vista update failure --Submitted by tanker12uk
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3052473#3052473

I would try a Vista Repair --Submitted by PudgyOne
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3053074#3053074

I would try a Vista Repair --Submitted by PudgyOne
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3053074#3053074

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