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Error Code: 80245003

by davmcn / June 11, 2007 2:07 AM PDT

ok well when i go to ask my pc to see if their is new updates it says windows could not search for updates.....and gives me this error code :80245003 and how do i fix this?

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Try This..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Error Code: 80245003

First, access the "Windows Update" service and stop it at "Start-Run-type 'services.msc'.. Next, create a new directory "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.old", then move the
contents of "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" into that folder (cut &
paste), and then trying "Windows update" again. Running Windows Update should create new, uncorrupted contents for the directory.

(Sometimes it's easier to rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder to "SoftwareDistribution.old", then create a new one with the same name in the same C:\Windows location.)

Hope this helps.


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by Jay R___well / June 13, 2007 1:13 PM PDT
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This worked for both me, and one of my customer's computers. Thanks for the info!

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(NT) does this work with vista also?
by davmcn / June 15, 2007 12:54 PM PDT
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by John.Wilkinson / June 15, 2007 2:00 PM PDT

This thread, and forum, deal with Windows Vista, so that method does indeed work with Vista.


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sorry about that....i only noticed that after i put that in!
by davmcn / June 16, 2007 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes...

but thanks for the help!

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by davmcn / June 18, 2007 5:35 AM PDT
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this didn't work for me?
any other suggestions...?

but thanks for the tip

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actually i tried it again and it worked
by davmcn / June 18, 2007 5:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Try This..

Thank you so much!

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(NT) Glad We Could Help!
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 18, 2007 8:05 AM PDT
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Try this...didn't work
by meganrock / June 28, 2007 5:53 AM PDT
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I tried doing this and every time I try and move the files or rename the folder to "SoftwareDistribution.old" I get a message that says I don't have permission.

I am the Administrator of the system (the only user)

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Tried It In Safe Mode Yet??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 29, 2007 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this...didn't work
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