I ran into this issue when I got a new HP laptop. After going through the setup of the brand new PC, I found that I couldn't run updates. After some escalations, I recieved this fix
reg delete HKLM\Components /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving
Please note, that the engineers worked through quite a few logs on my machine to get this, so it may not apply to your case. After applying, autoupdate's been working like a charm!
Update: Jan 29/09
Robear Dyer was kind enough to point me to a new KB article that covers this and other fixes. Here’s the link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946414
I’ve seen several comments on this command above not working. If so that means this is not the issue you’re facing. Please try the support link form the Jan 29 update. If that doesn’t work, please do get in touch with MS Support.
Thank you thank you thank you.
Couldn't find this anywhere else - was facing a re-install. You're a star!
Hi, i have just tried this and get error 80070002 instead
Thank you so much for this. I've searched the internet for months and contacted Microsoft support with no help. But this is wonderful and it's the one suggestion to solving this problem that I felt confident doing. Feel much better now.
What a great Thanksgiving gift! I decided that this weekend - one way or another - I was going to fix this problem. After months, I found your solution. Thanks so much!
WOOHOO!! Thanks for your command line fix...Everyone lease note, the registry key is not always present (I did not see mine) but I entered your command line fix and it worked!.
Thanks for your time and effort to let us know!
Hello. I did the command line fix.
Now, however, I get error message
Any help would be sorely appreciated.
I took MSsupport advice and checked whether the OSE was set to "manual". It was.
So now I don't know what to do.
Thank you! I just fixed the error using your suggestion. I <3 teh intarwebs!
thanks. solve in one second..
now i get this error WindowsUpdate_80073712
Great, resolved my Windows Vista update problem and also resolved my problem of installing Adobe reader 8 and Photoshop Elements 6.
Worked like a charm! Thanks ... :)
Thank you so much for this solution. I hope it does not have a side effect (!).
Thsnks very much, I am a tech for a major computer company and just got this issue, and this post kept me from having to re-install Windows for a customer. Thanks again
Thanks the command worked well for me and i am prompted for new updates now.
Thank you, resolved the problem imediately.