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Created by tpsracic, 207 days ago, 301 views

I have not been able to update Windows for a long while. I have it on auto update, but when I try to manually update I get an error message:
Code 80080005 Windows update encountered an unknown error.
I useWindows 7 Home Edition.
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ha14207 days ago


Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3102810)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3102810)

Windows Update Troubleshooter

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [October 2014]

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [October 2014]

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ChessKing206 days ago

This is a Windows update Error 80080005
Cause: Problems with the Windows Update module libraries.

There are four ways to try to fix the error code 80080005.
Method 1. Check the C:\ drive file system for errors

To check the local drive C:\ go to its properties, on the "Tools" tab, click on The "run check" button, then select "Start - > disk check Schedule" and restart the computer to start analyzing the computer disk and fix the detected errors. If you wish to schedule a scan of removable media by typing in the console command chkdsk /f c:, and confirming the volume check at the next reboot of the system.
Method 2. Install the latest version of the Windows update agent

To install the latest version of agent Windows update, it is recommended to visit the web site of Microsoft Corporation at the following address:

When you visit this site, the system will automatically prompt you to install the latest version of the Windows update agent. After installing the updated version of the program, it is recommended to restart the computer.
Method 3. Perform a reset of the Winsock LSP component

To reset and restore the initial configuration of the Winsock LSP, type netsh winsock reset catalog at the Windows command prompt, and then restart the computer to make changes.
Method 4. Rename the SoftwareDistribution directory

To do this, follow these steps: restart the computer in safe mode, locate and rename the system folder To: \Windows\SoftwareDistribution (for example, SoftwareDistribution.old) and restart the computer again in normal mode.

You can do without restarting the system in safe mode. To do this, right-click on the Windows taskbar, open the task Manager, go to the "Services" tab and click on the button of the same name at the bottom. In the list that opens, find the Windows update service and stop it. Then rename the system folder to: \Windows\SoftwareDistribution and restart the stopped service.

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thsigit178 days ago

Try wsusoffline. Go to and download the software. After download:
1. Extract to a directory,
2. Run UpdateGenerator.exe
3. Adjust download setting to meet your requirement (e.g Windows version, x86/x64)
4. Hit 'Start' button.

I had similar problems in the past, multiple times, multiple laptops (all OEM). This free software is a great help. Even greater because of the following features:
1. No need to install. It is a standalone application that will download updates according to your preferences.
2. Run it only once on each computer. The next time, Windows update will work perfectly.
3. Self update. Upon launch, software will be looking for the latest version and prompt you if you want to update.
4. Can update both Windows and Office.
5. You can update Windows and Office from within application, or you can save the updates into a directory, or an ISO, and update later to save bandwidth.
6. It is FREE. I already mentioned it. You can also donate the developers in the website if this saves you money and time.

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