I have been trying to use the stand alone sp2 update for windows vista but it has not worked. I get the same error every time "E_UNEXPECTED(0x8000ffff)" I currently have sp1 installed and have done the things listed on the troubleshooting page like
the system update readiness tool and closing other programs. I get pretty far into the process. Any ideas
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On a Windows Vista-based computer, when you download updates using Windows Update or Microsoft Update, you may receive error code 0x80000FFF. You may also encounter this error when you launch Windows Update from the Control Panel.
This problem may occur if any of the following values exist in the Windows registry: