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Windows 10 upgrade failed error 80070005 on Desktop Win 7 Ultimate SP1

Q: Windows 10 upgrade failed error 80070005 on Desktop Win 7 Ultimate SP1

I have been all over the net searching for this issue. I stopped here because over years I have got lots of good intel from Bleeping Computer.Com. I have also went through the othe post here with same problem.Did not want to post in that thread. I have a self built tower
Gigabyte 970A-UD3 mobo
Phenom II 955 BL cpu
Sapphire HD6950 graphics Card
Win 7 Ultimate SP 1 x64, all updates,legit.
Here's what I have tried: Tweaking.com all in one 3.4.1(newest) ran in safe mode with networking. reset registry permissions; reset file permissions; repair windows update. did this 3 different times. I also ran sfc /scannow from inside that program and with elevated cmp.
There were errors that could not be fixed on first run before I seen the "Tweaking.com program" from here and Microsoft forums I'm thinking re do all and post logs if any one is available to help. I have google drive and now the onedrive.
I have tried many things now for week or so. I had errors on all three pc's. 2 laptops. My laptop that had Windows Ultimate x64 that I put on it because the HP operating system on it was totally screwed from kids using it etc... It had same error, 80070005, on it I restart it and cut everything from software distribution\downloads folder and put in different ex hdd ( just in case). This pc had 14 failed attempts at upgradeing to Windows 10 home.
After the removing all stuff from download folder, a restart along with a elvated cmd to start windows update " wuauclt.exe /updatenow " ( I'm pretty sure that's the command, I was reading it from a post off laptop 1 while fixing laptop 2) it brought up windows update with windows 10. It worked and installed.
I tried that on desktop, didn't work. I been following topic started by "TheDude23112" with Aura helping. If anyone gets a chance I can do just about anything requested of me. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 upgrade failed error 80070005 on Desktop Win 7 Ultimate SP1

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want to know if there is a solution other than reformatting and reinstalling windows?

A:windows 7 error 0*80070005 system restore failed

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When win 10 told me that I would not get an upgrade because I have error 80070005, I found out that I have not had a successful upgrade for 6 months. It probably explains why Norton keeps having me reboot my computer all the time, and why I haven't been able to reset my OS.
Can anyone help me?

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model 700-149
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU H6U92AA#ABL
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date AMI 80.15, 9/19/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale Canada
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.3.9600.17196"
User Name LivingroomPC\Administrator
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 11.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 7.35 GB
Total Virtual Memory 12.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.02 GB
Page File Space 848 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions ... Read more

A:Error 80070005 so no win 10 upgrade for me

Is your user account setup as Administrator ??

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Today Windows Update ran and failed with code 80070005. There was only one important update as seen below. I unsucessfully tried the following the fix the Windows update code 80070005 error:

1. Running the SubInAcl tool per KB968003. Windows Update still failed. Next I disable Norton Security and try again but Windows Update failed again.

2. Next I enable the Administrator account, switch user to Administrator and run Windows Update. This still failed. Next I disable Norton Security and try again but Windows Update failed again.

I have previously run Windows Update many times with no problems. What do I need to do to fix the issue?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7630 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 704831 MB, Free - 223025 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Windows update failed code 80070005

Looks like this is fixed now. Unsure of what actually fixed it. I restarted my computer and it seems like it is installing some updates, so I waited and when windows starts again, I ran Windows Update and it asked me to install another update which I did but Windows came back and said update not needed. Just to be sure, Windows Update is working, I checked for updates again and this time, there are no more updates. So the original problem is mo more there and thus fixed.

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I attempted to do an in place upgrade. After the upgrade was apparently complete the screen went black and there was no activity. I waited a bit, but no change; so I decided to force reboot my computer. I entered safemode and received a message about the upgrade not being successful and rollback process taking place--but then I received additional bad news: the rollback was not successful.

Now when I attempt to boot into Windows 7 I cannot access the desktop, only the following command prompt:


If I boot from my Windows 7 DVD, the first thing that comes up is a screen that says "Windows Boot Manager" It then tells me to choose which operating system to start, but only one is listed:

Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]

If I choose this I get the usual "Windows is loading files..." screen and am taken to the main Windows Install. I tried all the repair options; none has any effect.

I have been able to find very little information on this problem on the web, and no solution; the few threads I have found on the subject have led me to the conclusion that my best option right now is just to do a clean install.

I have two partitions on my disc, my main system partition (C) and a data partition (D). It looks like the Windows Installer took the letter D for itself and has created its own partition, called "Windows Setup Rollback."

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A:windows 7 upgrade and rollback both failed, no access to desktop

Boot into the installer and look at the partitioning on the Drive Selection Screen. Your data partition should still be there. You can browse in using the installer to Explore the data to confirm it's there or Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

As you've found this is not a rational backup method. Your files should always be backed up externally, even to the cloud using the 7gb which comes free with MS Skydrive, which can also Sync Any Folder to Your SkyDrive Account | PCWorld

Once your files are secured I would choose the System Reserved (100mb) boot partition and Win7 partition to delete using the Installer's CUstom Drive Options, then create a new partition there for install which will also create a functioning boot partition for the Clean Install Windows 7

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Windows Windows 7 Security, privacy, & accounts Security and privacy

Windows 7 Ultimate- error regarding allowing Log in as Service "An unexpected error has occurred, Failed to save Local Policy Database"


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During a long period, I'm  doing a huge jobs to take back ownership for files, as attributes (write protected) atrib. My database for network policy setting, secedit.sdb have problem, corrupted(?). So to check my database, I went to CMD as
administrator. From CMD I run:
esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb

C:\Windows\system32>esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb
Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
Version 6.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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If anyone knows how to solve this error PLEASE help. I have tried many different solutions from forums I've read online. None have fixed this issue.
First I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium and I recently had a list of all installed updates, then I installed Vista SP1 and it installed correctly. Then after rebooting on the windows update screen it says no updates are installed on this computer.
Also I click check for updates and get the error 80057005.
As I said I have tried many solutions and none have worked.
What can I do to resolve this problem. I would like to install Vista SP2 so I can eventually install IE9. Right now I'm running IE7.
If anyone know howto solve this error please let me know.
Thank you.

A:Windows Error 80070005

Follow the suggestions in this thread and see if it helps.

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after updating to sp1 windows update send me about 85 new updates and when i installed these everything is ok but when the pc restart and its installing and configuring the updates the legend "error en as configuraciones de windows update: revirtiendo cambios"(sorry for the spanish im from mexico) and ai get the error 80070005...i did some of the things that microsoft site says

-i have administrator rights
-i have baidu antivirus
-i use the windows malware tool and its ok

please help me

A:error 80070005 in windows 7 sp1 x64

You will need to complete this turorial.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

Then wait until our expert drops by to help.

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My windows can not search for updates and I get error 80070005. I had a virus around the time of the last update and my brother's IT guy helped fix it and found the different things that I noticed the virus had hidden. I do not know if this had anything to do with it....I also tried to download a game app from EA and it will not download that either! PLEASE HELP!

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to what looks like a really good site, and I really appreciate being able to ask for advice here.

What happened: At the very end of installing RC Windows 7, I got a "failed to upgrade" message, and then it said my system would automatically revert back to Vista, which it did (thankfully).

I have already uninstalled Windows OneCare (virus protection). However, when W7 was installing, my Spyware Doctor opened up and I had to click "yes" on it for the Spyware Doctor box to go away. Do you think that could have caused the upgrade to fail? I had turned off Spyware Doctor, but I'm thinking I should uninstall it before trying W7 again. What do you all think?

Thank you very much.

Sys specs: Dell XPS 410, Vista Home Premium, Q6600, GTX 285, 650 PSU, DDR2 800 Mhz.

A:Windows 7 failed to upgrade error

Quote: Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Hello everyone,

I'm new to what looks like a really good site, and I really appreciate being able to ask for advice here.

What happened: At the very end of installing RC Windows 7, I got a "failed to upgrade" message, and then it said my system would automatically revert back to Vista, which it did (thankfully).

I have already uninstalled Windows OneCare (virus protection). However, when W7 was installing, my Spyware Doctor opened up and I had to click "yes" on it for the Spyware Doctor box to go away. Do you think that could have caused the upgrade to fail? I had turned off Spyware Doctor, but I'm thinking I should uninstall it before trying W7 again. What do you all think?

Thank you very much.

Sys specs: Dell XPS 410, Vista Home Premium, Q6600, GTX 285, 650 PSU, DDR2 800 Mhz.

not sure about the Spyware Doctor, but in any case I recommend Windows 7 be a clean install. There is far less problems that way.

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Can anyone please help with the 80070005 error I keep getting when
Windows tries to upgrade from 8.1. I have the Windows 10 app on my pc and it tries to install but stops with this error.

Any help greatly appreciated.


A:80070005 error upgrading to Windows 10

You could try installing Windows 10 using the Microsoft media creation tool. That's the path I used without any issues.

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Hello! I am trying to fix up my cousin's computer and boy was it mess. There were loads of malware that I had to fix and a lot of stuff to clean. This laptop seems fine now, but there appears to be traces of the malware that has been left behind. It also appears Windows Update has not been run of over 2 years. YEESH. Anyways, upon launching WU, it will scan and give the error code 80070426. I tried to solve this problem myself by looking it up and they all say to go into Services and enable. Software Licensing. They all say to make sure it is set to automatic, which it is, and to start the service it is shows up at stopped. This is where the problem is. When trying to start the service, it says:"Windows could not start the Software Licensing service on Local Computer. Error 0x80070005: Access is denied." So now I'm wondering what to do. Can anyone help me out? edit: In case anyone was wondering, the AVP used is MSE and the last update to be suceeful on this laptop was Hotfix for Windows KB981889 which was done on 2/17/2012, which is odd since I do not remember running WU yesterday.***Mod Edit: Moved topic from Vista to Aii. ~bloopie***

A:Windows Error Code 80070005

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ... Read more

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I have never been able to get any Windows Updates, since I purchased my PC. I have tried two different anti-virus programs (currently on Virgin Media's) and have tried various 'fixes' I have found by googling the error code above.

Nothing has worked so far. It would be great if someone could help, as my PC continues to get more and more out of date.


A:Windows Update error 80070005

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When I run WindowsUpdate, I get the following:

- upon opening the page, a yellow exclamation mark in a triangle box...asks me to check for updates
- it looks for updates for about 3 seconds then tells me I have Error Code 80070005.

I've tried Googling only leading me to forums without a definitive answer. I also tried a MS Knowledgebase article about DCOM permissions or something and also tried re-registering some dll's as well as stopping & restarting BITS and WUAUSERV.

According to the windowsupdate.log file, this started yesterday.

I also attached today's windowsupdate.log file. Any ideas?

Thank you!

A:Windows Update Error 80070005

anyone there?

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Hi all,

I've been having a really difficult time getting IE 11 to install. I'm trying to install it to a virtual machine to test how well it works on our network but have been getting an 80070005 error from windows update and if I try and download the installer and run it manually I get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I've tried resetting permissions via the SubinACL program as detailed in these threads:

windows update error 80070005

Windows update Error 0x80070005 - Need a fix? Click here. - Microsoft Community

I've also tried Microsoft's own Fix-it tool for resetting the Windows update components but that actually came back saying it couldn't find any problems, also run sfc /scannow multiple times with no effect. As a last ditch effort I did a fresh install of windows to the VM, spent the whole day updating only to hit the same error when it gets to IE 11. All other updates installed fine and I can install other programs fine as well, it's literally just IE 11 that refuses to install. Currently running the System Update Readiness tool to see if that helps, will update when it's finished.

Any help would be much appreciated.


No dice, still getting the 80070005 error. Attached is the CBS logs.

A:IE 11 80070005 Windows Update error

Interesting CheckSUR error there....

Seconds executed: 752
No errors detected
(w) Unable to get system disk properties 0x0000045D IOCTL_STORAGE_QUERY_PROPERTY Disk Cache
There is no significant data in the CBS.log

Please [pst the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file, the full results of a SFC /SCANNOW, and the Application and System Events logs.

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A:Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate.Upgrade/Clean Install Error or stocked.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You can only upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate by the Windows Anytime Upgrade method.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

If your computer is running Win 7 Starter it shouldn't have any problem with Win 7 Ultimate.

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ok, please read and dont hit back cause its too long

My PC is fairly new (bout a year) and works quite well. INtel core 2 duo, 2gb RAM, nvidia 7600 (thinking of upgrading), 300gb HD and so on. I am running windows xp home edition x86. I got windows vista ultimate x86 and decided to upgrade. I followed all the instrucions and all was going well. It was only when the install got past the Completeing Installation part (before vista did its first time boot) and restarted i got a problem. It reset, loaded through the flash sceen then when it was about to load the login screen (i think) it flashes for a bit, i get a wierd arrow symbol at the top of the screen and it resets. it kept doing it every load so i got it to stop and show me the error screen b4 it reset (blue screen of death) i got an error :


with the stop code:

STOP:0X00000050 (0XFFAD7000, 0X00000000, 0X818834F3, 0X00000000)

Rolled back then tried again later and exact same result. I've looked all over the internet but to no avail. You can understand, i'm sure, my frustration getting so close

I am currently running my previous OS (xp home)

Anyway, any help at all would be MUCH appreciated
Thanks for taking a look

A:Solved: Error at End of Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade! Blue Screen! PLEASE HELP!!

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I tried upgrading from my Windows 7 Home to Windows 10. Things went fine before a system restart ended in the below error. I searched for solution but . Any idea any one ?


A:Windows 10 upgrade failed : Error 0x000000f

Going from Windows 7 or 8 to 10 is going to be a Bigger Disaster then People getting online for Obama Care.

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Recently I tried upgrade my computer to Windows10 But I am not able to upgrade it due to this Error 80070003I tried  many times but the error comes up each time I try to Upgrade !Is there any solutions for me ?

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A:Failed to upgrade to Windows 10 Due to error 80070003.

Follow This:  Troubleshooting Windows UpdateThe first thing you are required to do is to start Windows Update troubleshooter to find and fix the problems for you. In order to that, follow the steps.Search for Troubleshooting inside your Windows search box. If you are in Windows 7, go to Start menu and search for it inside the box at the bottom of the menu. In Windows 8, follow the same process to open the troubleshooting windows. After the search, find the Troubleshooting and click over it to open. Inside the Troubleshooting window, navigate to the bottom and click System and Security to move to the next window. Inside the System and Security window, navigate to the bottom again and there you will see Windows Update. Right-click on it and select run as  administrator. When you are in Windows Update troubleshooter, click the Next button to start the process. If at the first try, it doesn?t find the problem, try again to restart the troubleshooting process. After it is done, it would automatically fix the problem. Close the window and move to the next step.  Pushing Windows Update: After the success of troubleshooting process, open Command Prompt by searching for it inside Start menu. Make sure to run it as administrator too in order to make it work properly. Inside the command prompt, type the following command and hit Enter to start pushing the Windows 10 update. wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow You would see the ... Read more

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After downloading Windows 10 several (several) times, I continue to run into the same error code.  I have tried everything I've read: clean boots, removing $Windows.~BT & $Windows.~WS, Playing with /Windows/SoftwareDistribution, etc..  If it's on the web under 80070005, I've tried it.
Any assistance would be appreciated!

A:Windows 10 Install Error Code: 80070005

There are a number of known installation problems for Win10 upgraders that don't correspond to publicly listed error codes. 
It would be helpful if we knew the Make/Model of the computer you have the failed WinX attempt on, as well as the Build year if you know that too.
The main issue is what version of Windows did you attempt to upgrade FROM?  Your post didn't say.  Since we are missing this information, we will need it to further diagnose your problem.  In the meantime, if your computer came with Win7/8/8.1 pre-loaded on it, you shouldn't have that problem, and most likely you'll simply need to download the FREE ISO file for WinX directly from Microsoft's website and install from there via cd/dvd or usb media. 
If your computer hardware was built prior to 2006, and it's an XP-era computer that was upgraded to Win7/8/8.1 you'll never be able to get the Win10 upgrade.  That's one of the reasons I'm asking you these questions.
Generally speaking, Microsoft has publicly stated in many online sources this week that if your hardware is capable of running Win7 SP1 or Win8.1, both the downloadeable upgrade to WinX and the clean install ISO file are guaranteed to work. 
If your computer was built in 2006 or after, the chances are good that you can solve your problems by doing a manual clean install with the ISO file downloaded media as described above.  If you have a modern computer, and that's defined as ... Read more

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Hi everyone,

The system attempts to install the KB3033929 update, then reboot and revert changes.

I tried to follow the general instructions on Windows Update problems but none of the steps worked.

So I upload the CBS log by splitting the .zip file into three parts with the aid of HJsplit. Just rename CBS<n>.zip to CBS.zip.00<n> before joining them. I wait for your kind help


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I am using windows 8, 64 bit and have never been able to update.
I tried to use windows update and got this error:

There was a problem with windows update Error 80070005

I have searched the interwebs and found little help, most of the help is for 7 or Vista.

Please help if you know how, thanks.

A:There was a problem with windows update Error 80070005

Check out this article for assistance in resolving your problem:
Windows update error 80070005

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Since I bought my computer (Sept. 07), Windows Update worked fine, until a few days ago. Now, when I try to download the two files I desperately need (sound drivers so that the sound works and graphic card drivers so that my screen can return to its default resolution) I get two errors: Error 80070005 and 800F0203. Well?

Edit: Just if anyone asks, I deleted AVG Free/Norton and turned off Windows Firewall. There's no AV software (that I know of) that could interfere with Windows Update.

A:Windows Update Error 80070005 and 800F0203

I hope al the 80070005 sufferrers are still reading this thread.
If disabling virus scan does not solve the problem then try the following.
The problem does have to do with corrupted permissions in the registry.
Here are the steps to follow:
In Scanning process, we can use Permission Reset Tool in TC.
1. Please download the subinacl.msi file from the following link and save the installation patch onto the Desktop:


2. Please go to the Desktop and double click the downloaded file.
3. Please select the C:\Windows\System32 folder as the Destination Folder during the installation. Later we will use this tool to reset the permission settings on the current machine.
4. Click the "Start" Button, in the "Start Search" bar, type: "notepad" (without quotes) and press Enter.
5. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened Notepad window:

@echo off

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
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I installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 sometime around the beginning of the month, and somewhere about that time I noticed that Windows Update stopped working. Whenever I check for updates, I get the following: Error Code 80070005.

I've tried some solutions I've found using Google and tried one I found from a while back using the search feature on this website, but no dice.

Is this another Windows Vista SP 2 problem...or something else.


A:Windows Update Error 80070005 In Vista SP 2

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On my latest attempt to install Win 10, after adding the Registry change, I now crap out with Error Code:80070005.
This is really frustrating!


A:Windows 10 Install Error Code: 80070005

Hi TheDude23112 Just to let you know that I'm currently looking into that issue. I'm talking with colleagues over at Sysnative to see what can be done about this error code, since a lot of users have it when trying to upgrade to Windows 10.So far, you tried to upgrade via the Windows Update (Get Windows 10 app), did you try using the Media Creation Tool?

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I've been trying to update windows 7 for a while now. I've looked up every way possible, and every time i shutdown and tries to configure, it fails. then i check and see the error code 80070005. i know that this means that i dont have permission. im on
the administrative account, ive tried my best uninstalling any third party programs and still nothing.

A:Windows 7 Update Error Code 80070005

Check : http://arnavsharma.net/3/post/2014/04/fixing-common-software-updates-errors.html
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i have tried installing updates they all get to 100% after a restart but then it says not configured correctly reverting back to the ones i already have

i have looked all over the net for an easy fix but most of them are way to technical for me ... so if anyone could help me out it would be gr8 thanks
vista sp2

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Sys was operational yesterday.  Software down loaded.  Restarted sys.  22% stops.Error code  C0000022.. Failed to restsrt.   Restarted a few times.  Same  routine..

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I have been experiencing trouble with Windows Update for some time. I have 31 "important" updates that do no install correctly.
I have spent the better portion of yesterday and today trying to figure out a couple of issues that I'v had and this is the only one remaining but I haven't been able to get it fixed.
I have tried the Windows Update Troubleshooter,
I  have tried disabling security software,
I have tried System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems,
I have tried CMD: sfc /scannow – did not find any integrity violations,
I have tried CMD: CHKDSK C: /R, as well as Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool.
I doubt this is important but just in case I will note that 2 days ago I cloned my hard drive and am now running off of the new one. However, this issue existed long before the clone.
Error(s) found are-
Code 800736B3
Code 80070005
The "important" updates are-
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2803821)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813430)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2835361)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2835364)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2839894)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2847311)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2849470)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2861855)
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A:Windows Update - Error(s) found: 800736B3 / 80070005

Try these:
For Code 800736B3: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/windows-update-error-code-800736b3-failes-to/98573891-eead-4257-8bf2-1fbac3f2a96a
Skip the SFC step and System Readiness steps, and try the clean boot and safe mode options.
For Code 80070005: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-windows_update/windows-update-error-code-80070005/3b00bcc8-f44a-4134-af68-e727605ad647
There are links to a number of troubleshooting steps and some automated fix-it tools.

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Hi so whilst trying to do windows 7 updates i keep getting error code this error code:

error code 80070005, windows update has encountered an unknown error, Windows cant update important files and services while the system is using them. save any open files and the restart the computer.

I have no files open whilst the updates are running so im not sure why the last part of the message comes up.

It should be noted that recently my pc has been unable to recognise any external devices like phones and cameras and my pc has no malware or virus as stated in my other forum post about this issue with external devices.

coming back to this main issue though, does anyone know how this can be resolved?

A:Windows update encountered an unknown error 80070005

Start with this...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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hello everyone

i'm facing an issue with my windows server 2008 R2 Domain controller, i am trying to get windows update but i am getting the Error Code 80070005!! i know this code is for insufficient rights to perform such task!! (i am using the Administrator with
full permissions)
i have tried all possible solutions that i found online. i even tried the subinacl tool but nothing happened. i also removed the firewall and antivirus (uninstall).
i tried to install the WSUS on an another server, the WSUS detected all the PCs and servers that are on the network, and all units start to get the updates, only this server didn't get the updates (status: not yet reported) and i tried all possible commands
wuauclt.exe /detectnow /reportnow

wuauclt /detectnow

wuauclt /reportnow

/resetauthorization /detectnow , 
PS: i have 8 servers running the same win 2008 R2, only this server is not getting updates 

could you please assist me :(

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PC: Gateway dx4860
OS: Windows 7 64 bit Service Pack 1

I have been trying all day to install the windows 7 SP1 platform update (kb2670838). When I restart my computer to finalize the update, it will get to 98% then say "Failed configuring windows update. Reverting changes". Checking the windows update history tells me it failed due to error 80070005, which googling says it is a permissions error. The reason I don't just forget about the update is because some games require it to be installed.

Things I have tried:

Windows update troubleshooter, which claimed it fixed 80070005 but didn't really do anything

Turning windows firewall and antivirus off

Installing in a clean boot slate

Running subinacl with the instructions in this microsoft support page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968003

Manually resetting windows update components

Contemplating suicide

Scanning with Microsoft Safety Scanner, no files infected.

Also, I've been installing it manually from the microsoft website. When I try to use windows update, it hangs on 0% downloading, or most recently "Checking for Updates". I think this is related to the cause of 80070005.

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HEllo world

windows update defender kb2267602 Error 80070005
KB2267602 Definition 1.191.842.0
other updates i can install them nicely but this update stuck fails all the time

A:windows update defender kb2267602 Error 80070005

Originally Posted by malibu

HEllo world

windows update defender kb2267602 Error 80070005
KB2267602 Definition 1.191.842.0
other updates i can install them nicely but this update stuck fails all the time

Try here---


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Hello. I am having the same issues with the Windows 10 upgrade as TheDude has previously reported.  In fact, last I checked the upgrade had made 30 unsuccessful attempts to upgrade.
I was thinking - and am a non-technically inclined senior citizen - that when I logon to my system I logon on using an @outlook.com address.  Could it be that my system is waiting for me to log on to a "local" account or something?
I tried the creation tool... clicked run and "poof," nothing. I even created a USB flash drive with the upgrade on it using our laptop computer.  But after the install began I was asked for the "product key;" wouldn't you know that the product key ended in AEOEM (or some such characters), but the upgrade told me it wasn't a valid product key.
So I contacted Dell... so much for paid support; worthless as teets on a boar hog.  They referred me to Microsoft, who, after keeping me on hold for some time, had me run MSCONFIG, go to the services tab, check hide all Microsoft services, and then hit apply.... Only problem? The MSCONFIG window said "not responding!"
The Microsoft tech said for $99 she'd be happy to elevate my tech support for one item for 30 days. I said no thanks, that was too much $$$ when they couldn't even guarantee that whatever they might do would correct the issue.  (Besides, it seems there are many folks encountering the same issues I am with the upgrade, so this can't be "just" my computer.)
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A:Installation of Windows 10 results in error code 80070005

Hi ubtchanova Let's see if we can get the upgrade to install on your system. Follow the instructions below please.System File Checker (SFC)Follow the instructions below to run a SFC scan on your system and to provide the CBS log in your next reply;On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as AdministratorOn Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);On Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);Enter the command below and press on Enter;sfc /scannowNote: There's a space between "sfc" and "/scannow";Once the scan is complete, enter the command below and press on Entercopy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log "%userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txt"A file called cbs.txt will have appeared on your Desktop. Upload the file on Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive and post the download URL for it here;Note: Please note that the CBS.log is volatile, which means that if you don't upload it after the SFC scan is completed, it won't contains the information from the scan anymore. So archive it and upload it as soon as you can.

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I am having an issue installing Windows Updates (WU) all have Error Code: 80070005.

Nine updates installed after several tries, but there are about 50 updates waiting to be downloaded and installed.

I ran the SURT, but it kept spinning...all day, so I canceled it. Tried running it again, but it wouldn't let me run it again.

I ran the SFC Scan and have the SFC detail log attached. Appears a lot of files were repaired and some could not be repaired. The files that couldn't be repaired are mostly sample MS music, pictures, etc. Stuff I am not interested in.

Maybe one of my cleaners deleted same as a useless/unused file or maybe a virus corrupted some files? I didn't see anything in the SFC detail log pertaining to WU?

The CBS compressed zip log is 13.6MB, which is over the 8MB upload limit, so couldn't upload it?

On June 23, 2016, MSSE picked up a Rogue: JS/FakeCall.D labeled (Severe). It was quarantined by MSSE, I deleted it.

Malwarebytes this past week picked up and quarantined a few rootkits labeled as severe or a threat. I deleted those. Not sure if these items affected WU or not?

Would the Windows Update - Reset tutorial would work to fix my WU issue here? Seems like a uncomplicated fix?

So any help here would be appreciated, Thanks!

A:Windows Updates won't install, Error Code: 80070005

Hi Vista32,
Thats not good reading.
Most system security experts would advise a complete RE-install of any OS compromised by a Rootkit, but you, from your own admission, have had few.
Iam NOT a security expert but in this case I WOULD, if you can identify them, look them up at BleepingComputers they have an excellent catalogue of Rootkits and there impact/removal.
Just removing them does NOT allways guarentee a clean system.

Having said that SFC has done a pretty good job of repairing some of whats been infected/changed, but it is advised to run it 3x.
From what i can see there are certainly still some errors, in Windows media player, and there are likely to be others
SURT can take >>hours<< to run especially on a previously infected system, as it also makes repairs as it goes along

You can run the troublshooter, if you want.


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Hi all,
I have upgraded all the other Windows Update for Windows 7.

I uninstalled my IE 9 following the suggestion at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2872074 .

I have also updated the Intel HD 4000 graphic card driver.

I have also followed the suggestions in FIX Error Code 9C59: Internet Explorer Installation failed (IE10, IE11) - wintips.org - Windows Tips & How-tos . This includes deleting the folder at C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution .

I have tried to install the IE11 through both "Windows Update" and through using the IE11 offline installer.

I have also downloaded and ran the System Update Readiness tool (DISM).

However, the same 9C59 Error appears whenever I tried to install

Computer: Fujitsu SH 572
Error: 9C59

Since the CBS files are ridiculously huge I have uploaded them to dropbox:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f8g8wl5m8...BvrClgT_a?dl=0. I have also attached the IE11_main.log file for reference. Thanks loads

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Wanted to report to the world that I was getting this failure during automatic updates for Windows XP Home edition.

After a day of trying to follow the Microsoft suggestions, I finally tried to execute the individual updates manually. When doing so, I had an error copying the file c:\.....\branches.inf.

I found a post on this site by MOXYLL (http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...t=branches.inf) in which she suggested changing the following file to read/write from read only:

Guess what?!?! It worked!! All my Windows Update failures went away.

Now if I could somehow reclaim my day! ... ARGH!

Hope this helps some frantic frustrated person out there!


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First, let me start by saying I had another error before (80080005), but then I followed various guides from Google (maybe not the wisest place to look, I admit), but it did lead me to this topic, which is how I found this forum.

Current steps I've taken:
- Stopping Windows Update service, renaming the SoftwareDistribution in C:\Windows, starting Windows Update service again. I believe stopped the 80080005 error from popping but now Windows Update just sits there... and Checks for Updates forever.
- So I've run the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab, which is where I got the error 80070005.
- After many unsuccessful attempts to remove the error using two different methods, there came this page, which I've used before and may have caused some further breakage. I went down the list UNTIL I reached the reset winsocks thing which caused me to restart and such.Several dll's either failed to load or had an error similar to "mshtml.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found" My list looked somewhat similar to the link's.

This is where you lot come in. I came here, ran System Update Readiness Tool (completed rather swiftly... five minutes-ish?)... then WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab again and I THINK it resolved a lot of those DLLs since it came up with more errors? But I can't be sure.

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A:Windows Update error 80070005/80080005/never stops scan

UPDATE: I installed this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

And suddenly I'm seeing a notification about installation of updates now?! Here's hoping this sticks! I may not have needed you guys, but I'll stick around just in case you guys think I need to clean some stuff up. Wish me luck. Restarting now.

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So my motherboard fried and i had to get a new one and when my board failed it crashed my hard drive. After I installed my new mobo, it was bsod looping on startup and wouldn't repair so I tried reinstalling 7 as it was my current os and it wouldnt work as it is an upgrade cd. I tried installing vista which came with my pc and it gets stuck at 0%. I then put xp on and upgraded to vista from xp. Now i have a working vista ultimate 32 bit os but it wont upgrade to 7 and yes it is compatible as I had it before my hard drive crash. It goes up to copying files at 35% and freezes for a while until I get an error code: 0x80070017 Please help!!! Thanks!

P.S. I bought my windows 7 cd not downloaded it.

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit upgrade from vista ultimate gets stuck on 35%

Bump :( I really need help plz!

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Hi all,

I am trying to upgrade my windows 7 laptop to Windows 10 but each time I try I get a Errors Found code 80070005. I have been though the following post

Windows Update Posting Instructions

1. Downloaded and installed the SURT tool first time it failed and the other times in seems to be ok
2. SFC scan said that it found errors and fixed them
3. I have attached the windows update screen print
4. I have added the Log files as per the guide

I have also removed the c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution and recreated the folder (after stopping the update service) and tried again but each time I still get the same issue

and ran the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic tool (screen print attached capture2) there was 2 errors now there is just one

I have also tried to directly down load the update using the MediaCreationToolx64 and still have a issue when installing from the Laptop

Can any one please help me ?

Thank you


A:Upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10, error 80070005

I am having similar problem (trying to update Windows & home Premium 64-bit to Windows 10) ran the troubleshooter also and I got a similar message: Windows update Error: Problem found….not fixed:
Windows Update Error 0x80070057(2015-07-31-T-12_10_45_P

Pleas help.


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Will I be able to do this while keeping all my programs and settings? As I have put A lot of time into configuring my pc to how I want it.



A:Upgrade from windows 7 Ultimate RC to windows 7 Ultimate Official Release

Please see --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104...-a-458313.html

Regards. . .



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Hi, i am facing error of 'the dependency service or group failed to start'. when i try to connect the LAN cable to connect to internet, its not getting detected. when i opened the network and sharing centre options, it shows above mentioned error. I tried multiple options to fix (like netsh winsock and ipreset commands, ipconfig/all in cmd) but its not working at all. Even i tried system restore but that is also not working. Please help to fix this error.

A:The dependency service or group failed to start error (win 7 ultimate)

Hi ... Welcome to the Forums ... See if the Link below helps ...
Windows could not start Error 1068: The dependency or group failed - Microsoft Community

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Hello! I've got a M93p Desktop (ThinkCentre) with a LGA1150 socket and no CPU. Since for me, it made sense that any LGA1150 CPU could work, I purchased a Intel I3-4170, installed it, but there is no video, no beep, nothing, just the fans and hdd works. For my surprise, according to the specs, only two (?) cpus are compatible: one I5 and the other an I7. It is of no use to mention the exact cpu models. I have three questions, I hope someone that was in my situation could help: 1. What is the technical reason why a cpu with the same socket type won't work?2. Besides removing battery, RAM and disk drives, is there anything else I could try?3. Can i just buy ANY motherboard compatible with the I3-4170 and put it in the M93p? Hoping that the RAM modules and PSU are 100% compatible with any component. Thanks for your help!!!!

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Pls Someone help me!!? I Installed a Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and the first time I used it runs normal, but I have this problem when i restart my PC it stops at a Black Screen with Blinking Cursor at the upper left and never loads Windows!.. What should I do??

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Loading Failed

Hello narn223 and welcome to the forums

This also happens to me sometimes. Tell me, do you have any external hard drives plugged in?


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I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key."


A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

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first I try to install windows 7 ultimate RTM 64 bit on Hitachi 80G sata hard drive, after fresh install I create a system Image to DVD it backup ok no problem at all.I received seagate 320G HD replace, I restore the Image from DVD to 320G hard drive, after I install photoshop and some thing I need. now I try to make a system image to external hard drive or dvd I got the same error " Threre is not enough disk space to create the volum shadow copy on storage location. Make sure that for all volume to be backup up, the minimum disk space required for shadow copy creation is available. this applies to both the backup storage destination and volume included in the backup. Minimum requirement for Volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabyte of free space. for voulimes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. Recommended at least 1 gigabytes free of disk space on each volumes if volumes size is more than 1 gigabytes (0x80780119)"I unplug all device just use only seagate 320GB and My external hard drive has 400G space.some one help please.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit backup failed (0x80780119)


According to the error message, it indicated that there is not enough disk space to do a system image backup on the computer. Firstly, Windows 7 has a 100MB system partition that Windows setup during the installation that was under capacity, but not every computer has the 100M on their computer. Now, I suggest you check the disk usage in disk management carefully and make sure all the partitions have enough space to do system backup image:
Click Start->Right Click on Computer->Choose Manage->Expand Storage->Click on Disk Management
You can see the clearly of the usage of the whole hard drive. Please check it carefully and make sure all partitions have enough space.
Notice: if you have some hidden partition on the computer, please also make sure the hidden partition has the enough rest space to do the system image on the computer.
If you only have one partition to save the system files on the computer, maybe there will be a problem of backup system image. At this time, we can shrink a partition in disk management, and then do a system backup again to test this issue.

Also, this error may be caused by the system image backup configuration on the computer or some related components or services or registry incorrect on the computer, you can follow the below steps to check it firstly:
1. Run ?vssadmin list writers? to check if there is any error.
2. Register related dll files (we can ignore error messages if there is any)
cd /d %wi... Read more

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