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Reset Windows Update

Reset Windows Update

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clip_image002 How do I reset the Windows Update settings?

This Fix it solution and article document resetting the Windows Update settings.

  • I have problem in my pc Oreginal in my windows I have windowsvista. I would like return

    to windows xp. thank you. and I dont have sound

    my pc to..

  • Used this FixIt in the hopes it would correct my security update failures. Unfortunately not the fix I need.  Still cannot install KB956572 security update:


     errorCode 0x800f0816

     updateTitle Security Update for Windows Vista (KB956572)

     updateGuid {993E3E75-EAD6-4E97-B3C8-5768BAE1C5CA}

    ummmm - back to the drawing board.  Cheers!  Nova

     updateRevisionNumber 102

  • Please can you rest/fix my windows update server..


  • It would be easier to tell which steps are for which OS if they were sorted that way or better, this fix was rewritten for the exact OS and version is is for.

    I found many fixes with this problem and lots of the regedit changes don't exist in different OS versions.


  • Could not even download the fix or get the auto fix to run.

    The error I get is 80244019


  • Error Code: 80070005 "WindowsUpdate_80070005" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

  • For those that are having issues with Windows Update not working even after running the Fix it solution we appreciate your letting us try to help you. However we are unable to fix every possible issue that affects Windows Update in our Fix it package.

    We are working to make our package better and more comprehensive. In the interim please obtain free support for Windows Update through the following link.



  • I tried to run it in windows XP PRO and I got a message : the fix it does not apply to your system

  • Oren,

    There is a new version out today. It runs on XP SP2 and higher.


  • My first problem was the update program hanging. In attempting to fix it, prior to the Fix It, I "broke" my event log so it would not start automatically. I tried the Update Fix-it and it worked.  However, I had to do a repair install of Vista w/ sp1, to fix my event log and several other services that were not starting automatically.  Now windows update is hanging again.  I have tried both the default and aggressive fix it - both hang at the Check Windows Update status spot and I have to kill the Fix It.  I have since install SP2 - still have the problem.  I am using the most recent version of Fix it.

  • BevG,

    If our Fix it solution is not able to solve your problem please get free support from Microsoft for you Windows Update issues.





  • I don't understand why the link to this fix and the download is not easier to find. I have spent 5 days searching for the solution to the error I got when running updates and not one time did that link appear in the microsoft or bing results.

    ridiculous. totally shameful.

  • Incredible that this new fangled opearting system is now being superceded by windows 7. Hopefully this will not be as a diasater as windows 6 vista. What a waste of money XP ran fine and this overbloated system came along to fool us to buy it and then for a whole bunch of people the update service just fails and causes tremendous amounts of loss in time and hair. Thank you, yet again Microsoft! Apart from 98 and XP. The rest of the cousins kind of stunk a little. Hopefully the new windows 7 isn't a smelly cousin and is a nice clean well shaved boy. We should all get a free upgrade to it if we have update errors, but I doubt if that would happen.

  • Windows Update 80070005

    try Update show error

    Windows Update 80070005

    error's found :

    code: 80070005

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