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Re: Error number 80073712

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Old 11-14-2007
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Re: Error number 80073712
oh my lord!!!! thank you so much!!! I've been looking for a solution to this
since like may and i only JUST found this and it worked!!!!

"AWHP" wrote:

> After a long search, some good inputs, here finally a procedure that worked
> for me:
> All credits to CogitoErgoSum on forums, hereunder his procedure with a
> slight modification:
>
> I assume MS will deliver a patch sooner or later for this issue... however, I
> fixed it with the help of MS Support.
>
> DISCLAIMER: This solution fixed the problem for me, I cannot guarantee it
> will fix it for anybody else! Moreover, renaming system files might corrupt
> your system!!!
>
> The issue is that the WUA 3.0 (7.0.6000.374) upgrade is corrupted,
> essentially the system reports the WUA to be 7.0.6000.374 but the files on
> the disk are still from the old version (you can check some of the DLLs like
> wups.dll, wuaueng.dll etc... in the windows\system32) ... and you cannot
> install the WUA 3.0 even manually.
>
> delete the following file:
>
> C:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml
>
> Since Windows security will not allow you to do this, hereunder the
> procedure to take ownership of the file:
>
> run a command prompt with "Run as Administrator".
> Type in the following commands:
>
> takeown /f C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml
>
>
> cacls C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml /G <YourUsername>:F
>
> then delete the file
> Reboot the machine, then manually install the WUA 3.0 downloadable from
> here:
> http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
>
> This should fix the Error 80073712 when the other solutions do not work.
>
> BE AWARE that renaming C:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml might have
> unrecoverable impacts on your Vista installation
>
>
>
>
> "Hoock the Spook" wrote:
>
> > There is no solution to this MS error other than to reinstall Vista!
> >
> > After days and days of calling MS Australia, I finally got onto a Techy who
> > advised that there "was no way to fix this error" sorry, go and get stuffed
> > customer. We have your money now it is a problem belong you!!! God I love
> > Microsoft!
> >

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