Trying to install updates keep getting error 80070017

Keep getting error 80070017
 

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Last updated November 18, 2018 Views 21,293 Applies to:
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956704

Error message when you use the Windows Update Web site or Microsoft Update Web site to install updates: "0x80070017"

Method 1 Run the Chkdsk.exe tool to check the disk for errors

For Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  2. At the command prompt, type Chkdsk /f, and then press ENTER.
  3. Press Y when you are prompted to check the disk next time that the system restarts.
  4. Close all applications, and then restart the computer.

    Note During the restart process, Windows checks the disk for errors and then starts.
  5. After the computer has restarted, install the updates again.
If Method 1 does not resolve this issue, try Method 2.


Method 2 Rename the Download folder.

For Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type notepad in the Start Search box, and then click notepad in the Programs list.
  2. Copy the following commands, and then paste them into the Notepad file:
    net stop wuauserv CD %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution Ren Download Download.old net start wuauserv
  3. On the File menu, click Save as.
  4. In the File name box, type rename.bat, and then click All Files (*.*) in the Save as type box.
  5. Save the rename.bat file to the desktop.
  6. Right-click the rename.bat file, and then click Run as administrator.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  7. Try to install updates again.
Note When the updates are installed successfully, you can safely delete the rename.bat file.



If the above does not resolve the issue, repost in the correct Forum:


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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