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rainforest123

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, x64 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 9148 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M2N-E
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This is a different computer vs the one for which I started a thread, within the past 3 weeks.

I built this system early 2007; installed W7 Ultimate by upgrading XP Pro to Vista Pro; then upgraded from WV Pro to WV Ultimate.

After W7 became available, I removedd the WV HDD & installed W7 from a complete W7 DVD; no upgrade of Vista.

Today, I removed teh W7 HDD & connected the Vista HDD.

I uninstalled AVG 2010; then ran teh AVG remover tool; rebooted; ran AVG remover tool, again, rebooted.
Installed MSE. No error messages during install of MSE.

I am using Vista's FW.

I noticed that no updates had occurred, unsurprisingly, since 2010.

In the system tray, I was notified that Windows Update "can't check for updates".
Auto updates had been & still is set to automatic.

Clicking on "check for updates" resulted in no updates; circle of wait.

I ran an autofix from Microsfoft; but here I am.

I am a member of the admin group; tried to rename c:\windows\softwaredistribution, but I was notified that I lacked permissions [ or ownership; faulty cerebral memory ].
I tried to take ownership, and thought I had done so, successfully, but when I tried to rename c:\windows\softwaredistribution, I was informed that I need permission
I logged off, logged on as "Administrator", same problem.
EAch time I had tried to take ownership.


Booted to safe mode, logged on as Administrator; joyously able to rename c:\windows\softwaredistribution
Booted to normal mode, logged on as <user>,
10 min later, Vista still checking for updates.
Good news is that the sys tray no longer notifies me that it "can't check for updates".

Becasuse I renamed c:\windows\softwaredistributon , my update history is blank.

Windows Update service has been & is started; automatic

NO BSODs.

In event viewer, the only reference to Vista Updates regards "Language Pack"
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-LanguagePackSetup
Date: 2/8/2013 6:47:34 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: Language Pack Setup Wizard functionality
Level: Error
Keywords:
User: SYSTEM
Computer: mydogbob
Description:
Application initialization failed. Last error: 0x80070032
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-LanguagePackSetup" Guid="{7237fff9-a08a-4804-9c79-4a8704b70b87}" />
<EventID>1001</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>30</Task>
<Opcode>31</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-02-09T01:47:34.090Z" />
<EventRecordID>134268</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="212" ThreadID="204" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>mydogbob</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="Error">0x80070032</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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