Vista - Error Code: 80240016 (Can't install updates)

I TRY TO INSTALL WINDOWS UPDATES AND IT SHOWS ERROR CODE 80240016..

WHAT SHOULD I DO OR DOWNLOAD?

 

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Last updated March 3, 2019 Views 8,446 Applies to:
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957307

Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site: "0x80240016"

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Follow these steps:

  1. Close any Windows Update or Microsoft Update browser windows.
  2. Click Start
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    , type Command Prompt, in the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then clickRun as Administrator.

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    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command:
    net stop wuauserv
    net start wuauserv
  4. Close the Command prompt window.
  5. Try to install updates again.

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If that does not resolve it:

Windows Update Forum:

 

This is the Vista Install, Upgrade and Activate Forum.

You will get the best help for any Update/Service Pack problem in the Windows Update Forum; link below:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/threads

When you repost there, kindly include any Error Codes, and exactly what happens when you attempt to Update.

That way you will receive the best help there.


Cheers


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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