Can’t you Update your Windows?

posted by Firas Sameer on April 10, 2011 in SW/HD Maintenance with 2 comments
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If you are unable to perform your Windows update due to an error, its most probably the error that comes with the code of 80070002.

What is the error code: 80070002?

This is a Windows update error that may happen sometimes due to some factors which prevents the system to perform the update process, normally this problem happened in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

How do I fix the Windows Update error 80070002?

You need to follow the below steps to resolve this issue as per Microsoft:

  1. Disable the Windows Update Service.
  2. Erase all temporary windows updates.
  3. Enable the Windows Update Service.
  4. Try the update.

Note: By removing the Temporary Updates the windows will not be able to present the Updates history, but still you can preview what was the current or last update your system has performed by following the below steps:

  • Click the Start button.
  • Click Control Panel.
  • Click Programs, then under Programs and Features, click on View installed updates.


How to disable the Windows Update Service?

First of all you have to be logged in as an administrator before starting the below steps:

  • Click on the Start button, and click Control Panel.

  • Click System and Maintenance.

  • Then click Administrative Tools.

Note: If you are using Windows 7 then In the search box, type administrative tools, then click it.

  • Double Click on Services, hence if you are requested to type the admin password you have to type it and continue as well as a confirmation if required.

  • Right-click the Windows Update service, then click Stop.

How to erase all temporary windows updates?

  • Open my Computer.
  • Open the drive where Windows is installed, normally it is C drive.
  • Open the Windows Folder.
  • Open the DataStore folder, then delete all files and folders in the folder.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • Click the Back button, open the Download folder, and then delete all files in the folder.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

How to enable the Windows Update Service?

Repeat the same steps of Disabling the service described above only in the last step click on Start instead of Stop.

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2 Responses to Can’t you Update your Windows?

  1. faith says:

    which updates removing im fully?

  2. Firas Sameer Firas Sameer says:

    Sorry Faith but I did not get your question.

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