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    How to resolve error 80070641 occurred on installing updates on Windows Vista?

    While I was installing updates on my PC running on Windows Vista, I got an error code 80070641. What has to done to resolve this error?

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    expert Array
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: How to resolve error 80070641 occurred on installing updates on Windows Vista?

    You should first check whether the Windows Installer service has already started and it is in ‘Automatic’ mode. For that, you should click on the ‘Start’ button and type ‘Services’ on the search box available. After that, you should select ‘Run as Administrator’. You should then select ‘Automatic’ from the ‘Started’ option under ‘Windows Installer Service’, if the start up type of ‘Windows Installer Service’ is not set as ‘Automatic’. If you still find the same issue on your PC, then you should unregister Windows Installer and register it again. For that, you should first click on ‘Start’ button and perform the following steps one by one.
    • Type ‘cmd’ in Search box available
    • After that again right click on ‘cmd’ program
    • Click on ‘Run as Administrator’ option
    You should then type the following commands consecutively on the command prompt window and press the Enter key immediately

    • ‘msiexec /unregister’
    • ‘msiexec /register’
    • And then type ‘exit’
    Finally, you should try to install the updates and check whether the error remains or not.

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    imman Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Exclamation Re: How to resolve error 80070641 occurred on installing updates on Windows Vista?

    !!! Hi dude !!!

    This error will occur if the windows installer is not properly installed.

    You need to windows installer service.To do follow the steps below,

    • Tap on Start->All Programs->Accessories.
    • Now Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as admin.
    • Type net stop msiserver on the Command Prompt window and press Enter.
    • Now Launch Window Update and then install failed updates.
    Hope it helps.

    !!! Thank you !!!

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    heemanshubhalla Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: How to resolve error 80070641 occurred on installing updates on Windows Vista?

    This issue can be caused by the following factors:

    1. The Windows Update service has been stopped.

    2. Corrupted Windows Update Temporary folder.

    In order to narrow down the cause of this issue and resolve it, please refer to the following steps

    Step 1: Verify the relevant Windows Update services


    1. Click the “Start” Button, in Start Search box, type: "services.msc" (without quotes) and press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Double click the service "Windows Update".

    3. Click on the "General" tab; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click the "Start" button under "Service Status" to start the service.

    4. Please repeat the above steps with the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" service.

    You can also temporarily stop these services, restart the computer, and then start these services again. If any service is missing or cannot be stopped or restarted, please let me know.

    Step 2: Rename the Windows Update Softwaredistribution folder


    This problem may occur if the Windows Update Software distribution folder has been corrupted. We can refer to the following steps to rename this folder. Please note that the folder will be re-created the next time we visit the Windows Update site.

    1. Close all the open windows.

    2. Click the “Start” Button, click "All programs", and click "Accessories".

    3. Right-click "Command Prompt", and click "Run as administrator".

    4. In "Administrator: Command Prompt" window, type in "net stop WuAuServ" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

    5. Click the “Start” Button, in the "Start Search" box, type in "%windir%" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

    6. In the opened folder, look for the folder named "SoftwareDistribution".

    7. Right-click on the folder, select Rename and type "SDold" (without the quotes) to rename this folder.

    8. While still in the "Administrator: Command Prompt" window, type the command "net start WuAuServ" (without the quotes) in the opened window to restart the Windows Updates service.

    Note: Please look at the cmd window and make sure it says that it was successfully started. However, if it failed, please let me know before performing any further steps and include any error messages you may have received when it failed.

    If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.

    How to capture a screenshot


    1. Press the Print Screen key (PrtScn) on your keyboard.

    2. Click the “Start” Button, type "mspaint" in the Search Bar and Press Enter.

    3. In the Paint program, click the "Edit" menu, click "Paste". Then click the "File" menu, and click "Save".

    4. The "Save As" dialogue box will appear. Type a file name in the "File name:" box, for example: "screenshot".

    5. Make sure "JPEG (*.JPG;*.JPEG;*.JPE;*.JFIF)" is selected in the "Save as type" box, click "Desktop" on the left pane and then click "Save".

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