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    Corrupt Windows Update (Vista Ultimate)

    Some would say, with tongue in cheek...how lucky! In my case it is a "catch 22" nightmare! I have a Windows Update that apparently is corrupt, as it grinds and grinds to infinity...won't open. Additionally there are some missing Windows/Office updates and my Outlook is not acting right, along with other funny stuff in Windows. I am trying to figure out a fix without doing a re-format. Re-formatting is the only clean answer but I have neither the will or time to grind out a re-format. I'd rather beat my hands with a hammer! If I knew the fixes, I might be able to fish them out of the Microsoft Knowledge base? Does anyone have an idea? I'm using Vista Ultimate and Microsoft Office with Outlook 2007 as email. I really appreciate your help!! Ed Boyd, Absolute Mortgage , Bellevue WA

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    Re: Corrupt Windows Update (Vista Ultimate)

    Ed,
    Welcome to the Lounge and welcome to the Vista strange behaviour club! <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>
    I say that because I had personally experienced many problems with Vista and it's updates until finally I won the battle ( all updated and SP1 ) but not yet won the war.

    Have you noticed exactly which update or updates are giving you grief?
    Have you tried to do one update at a time to see if it's one particular one?
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    Re: Corrupt Windows Update (Vista Ultimate)

    Another thing you might want to try is:

    1. Click Start, and in the Search box on the start menu, type CMD, then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter (this will get you an elevation prompt for an Administrator command prompt)
    2. At the command prompt, type net stop wuauserv, then press Enter
    3. Type rmdir /s %windir%softwaredistributionwuredir, then press Enter. Type Y to acknowledge the command.
    4. Type net start wuauserv, press Enter
    5. Use the Windows Update Web site again to install updates.
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    Re: Corrupt Windows Update (Vista Ultimate)

    Bob, thanks for the fast reply. My Windows UPdate window won't even open! Thus I have no way of seeing what updates are available. I recognized the Mass State flag in your signature. What's a Viking doing in Irish country? I'm a born Boston Irishman in Viking country! I'm going to try a couple things, your suggestion in your other post and if that doesn't work, I'm re-formatting!

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    Re: Corrupt Windows Update (Vista Ultimate)

    You might check out this MS KB article on update problems. KB906602
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    Maybe in Boston but here on the Cape, it's a Viking in Viking country. There is a saying ( only sometimes repeated ) "The Vikings were the FIRST Cape Cod Tourists" A lot of truth to that!
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    BTW, I was in the service with TWO guys from Bellevue, WA. The craziest persons I have ever met. Nothing personal, understand!
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