Installing Vista SP2 returns Error 0x80070005

Installing Vista SP2   OR
Installing IE8            OR
Doing Windows Updates
returns Error 80070005 "Access Denied"
Soooo running accesschk gets accesschk.txt results of
   HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Retry Agent
   HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Sqm
   HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Sqm\VistaSP1-KB936330~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~
   HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Sqm\VistaSP1-KB936330~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~\InstallCounter

Please help .... no updates in a long time have worked ... thanks ... Darryl

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 1,099 Applies to:
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Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 2 (SP2). This support, originally scheduled to end 26 November 2009, has been extended until 26 February 2010 so get a move on! Availability of chat or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. Some issues may require more advanced support for which there is a charge.  Go to & select appropriate category (i.e., Download issue; Installation issue; Issues after you install a service pack).
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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