Error Code 80080005

I have Windows Vista and have received the error message advising that Windows could not search for new updates. I then check for updates manually and am receiving Error Code 80080005 which states "Windows Update encountered an unknown error." Any idea's on how to correct this so my updates will resume?? Thanks

 

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Last updated October 5, 2019 Views 113,967 Applies to:
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