Vista - Error Code: 0X800A01AE (Can't install updates)

I installed a fresh copy of Vista Biz yesterday on a brand-new VMPlayer VM PC.  The install and all updates went fine.  I then tried to install Microsoft Update and it won't install; I get the error in the Title.  I find several issues on the net similar to this one:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/901f0e11-3597-4e62-a0df-e6b7be14c776

I tried these steps and they don't work for me.  In fact, a couple of the dll's listed are not on my box.  I attribute it to the fact that I'm using Vista and this article is for XP.  I really want MS Update so my applications like Office and SQL will be updated. 

Any suggestions?  Thanks.

Andre

 

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 3,474 Applies to:
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Sorry to dig up an old post but, did you ever find a solution to this problem? I'm currently going through the same problem.

EDIT: I seem to have solved it by manually reinstalling the update client. Just search for Windows Update Client

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