Error code 80071A90 while installing Security Update for Windows Vista (KB958624)

I get this Error code when trying to install vista update == after reboot -- says ' configuring updates and then configuring updates failed,, reverting changes',, == I have searched for this Error code and cannot find it in communities == can you help ?

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB958624)

Installation date: ‎1/‎7/‎2009 3:01 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132148

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Original title: error code 80071A90

 

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Hello Phygmente,

Thank you for posting to the Windows Answers Community Forum,

I would suggest to download the update instead of allowing Windows Update to apply this critial update. Then apply the update manually and see if you can successfully install it

You can select the download the update from the following Microsoft URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms08-075.mspx

depending on whether you are are SP1 or not.

Please post back and let us know if you were successful in installing the update manually.

Thank you,
Marilyn
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If you are doing this from the Windows Update site automatically, I would try some of the basic troubleshooting steps.

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