8000FFFF Error when Installing Service Pack 1

I have not been able to install Service Pack 1 on my version of Windows 7 Home Premium

 

When I try to install the Service Pack from Windows Update it gets to 30% complete in the downloading phase and fails with the error code 8000FFFF

 

I downloaded the file (windows6.1-KB976932-X64) and ran it. The progress bar gets to about 80% full and then fails with the error code 8000FFFF.

 

I have run the Windows Troubleshooter. It says it has repaired Windows Update components but the Service Pack still will not install.

 

I have run the Microsoft FixIt tool (MicrosoftFixit50202) with and without the aggressive options and the Service Pack still will not install.

 

I have run the System Update Readiness tool (Windows6.1-KB947821-v12-x64) and the Service Pack still will not install.

 

I have disabled the Avira AntiVir free version and ran the updater and the Service Pack still will not install.

 

I have run checkdisk and found no errors. I have run memcheck and found no errors.

 

Any ideas? Let me know if there are any logfiles that would help sort this out.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Last updated March 1, 2019 Views 1,309 Applies to:
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Thanks to the help of Laura Li at MS support I have resolved the issue.

I had to use the Windows 7 disk to update and repair my Windows System files (specifically the NT framework - a message came up after the installation which stated this).

I'm glad I could update without having to do a clean install of Windows 7!

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