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problem with window updates

by monina2 / December 24, 2008 1:19 AM PST

I need help!, mine computer(window vista-32bits) could not download any window updates since we start using PC Tools Internet Security, since Maart 2008, I tried to resolve the problem by following the instructions of help en ondersteuning, but did not help(fout code 80070424), without the updates that mine computer needs it can not run properly. Thank you

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 2:20 AM PST

I'm encountering update issues with many security suites. Microsoft's answer is pretty the same all over. Uninstall the offending, blocking software, install the updates and then try the security software.

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vista update fails
by lewitt / December 24, 2008 2:39 AM PST
In reply to: Yup.

I too have this problem. After following the advice of eight e-mails from tech service at Microsoft, I still have no updates. I disabled the offending firewall, disabled all the startup loads, and still, no updates. It seems the only way is to perform a clean boot, and lose all existing hard-drive info..Is this stupid, or am I missing something?

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Just one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 2:49 AM PST
In reply to: vista update fails

Years ago I showed that Zone Alarm didn't truly disable. Their firewall was still active even when disabled. Let's look at a Microsoft Article I happen to have open ->

They do note "some antivirus software prevents certain system files from being changed." While the article tells us to disable such the problem is deeper in that some suites and application still protect when disabled. This has lead me to change the software titles I use as well as uninstall them on machines that can't update then install it after the update.

It's a shame that these software companies can't shoot straight.

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I rarely agree with the "s" word.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 2:50 AM PST
In reply to: Just one thing.

But yes, it is.

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