Microsoft Security Essentials error code 0x80070002
After successfully installing Microsoft Security Essentials, when i click the update button it is terminated with an error code 0x80070002.
I am using Windows XP Media Centre Edition with Service Pack 3.
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Please follow this toubleshooting process as documented on Microsoft Security Essentials website.
Microsoft Security Essentials uses Microsoft Updates (MU) service to deliver the virus and spyware definition updates and product upgrades. The definition updates and/or the product upgrade failures are generally caused by this service and results in a “0x8*******”
error. If you encounter these errors, please write down the exact error code and follow these steps.
Step 1: Restart the Microsoft Update (MU) service
In Windows XP, click Start , click Run , type
services.msc , and then press ENTER.
Right click Automatic Updates and then click Start . If Start is unavailable, click
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, click Start , and in the
Start Search box, type services.msc , and then press ENTER.
Right-click Windows Update , and then click Start . If Start is unavailable, click