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been trying to update forvever

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by frenchfrylover, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. frenchfrylover

    frenchfrylover Thread Starter

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    I keep getting an error message every time I try to update. Been going on a long time. 80040154 message
     
  2. huggie54

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    please read this.

    Follow these methods.

    Method 1: Verify the Windows update service is started. If it is not started, start the service and check. Follow these steps:

    a) Click Start, type “services” on the start search box and press enter.

    b) Scroll down and check for the above mentioned service (Windows update).

    c) Double click on the service and start it if it is not started.

    Method 2:

    I would also suggest you to run the Microsoft fixit tool and check.

    Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/

    Method 3:

    I would also suggest you to perform clean boot and check.

    Place the computer in a clean boot state and then check if it helps. You can start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

    To set the computer in clean boot, follow the steps from the link: How to perform a clean boot

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Note: After checking in clean boot, follow step: 7 from the article to reset the computer to normal boot.

    Method 4:

    Try to reset the Windows Update Components

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
     
  3. frenchfrylover

    frenchfrylover Thread Starter

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    I have tried the first 3 which haven't worked and number 4 seems like it would take a few hours. So will have to try it over the weekend.
     
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