D doveman Well-known member Joined Sep 22, 2012 Posts 58 Sep 22, 2012 #1 Hi I wonder if someone might be able to help me get Windows Update working again? I'm running Win7 x64 Ultimate. I restored from a True Image as my previous installation had got somewhat cluttered and was having a few problems. After restoring, IE9 had some problems (kept locking up/crashing) so I decided to uninstall it and use IE8 and then reinstall IE9 sometime. In fact, IE8 has been having similar problems with locking up but anyway. In the meantime, Windows Update has been working OK to install new updates. Today I decided I should reinstall IE9 because of the problems I'm still having with IE8. However, whenever I tried to install IE9 via Windows Update, or the one available update for IE8 instead, it failed with a 246 error. I tried the MS FixIt (MicrosoftFixit.wu.MATSKB.Run.exe) which said that the Update Download location had moved and it was going to reset it to default. That didn't help and strangely it's found the same problem on subsequent runs as well. Then I tried Option One from http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91738-windows-update-reset.html to reset the Windows Update History. Same problem. Then I tired Option Two Reset and Re-register Windows Update Components and re-booted. Same problem. Then I ran sfc /scannow which found no issues. Then I ran the System Update Readiness Tool and rebooted. Then I followed the instructions to delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution/Datastore and Download folders here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-PH/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80070002. I checked the Installed Updates after this as suggested and it's blank now but that may have been caused by one of the earlier attempts to fix it of course. I don't really mind not being able to see which updates were installed anyway. After that Windows Update went into a loop, first offering KB2676562 and KB2679255 and after that KB2709715 and then back to the first two, all of which it said were successfully installed. I tried turning off and re-enabling WU via change settings and now it's just giving me a 80070002 error when I try and Check for Updates, so I don't really know what to do next and would appreciate any help. Apart from the problem with WU and IE8/IE9, I've got this installation working quite nicely now so I hope we can fix these problems and I don't have to start from scratch again.