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Tip: Temporarily disable real-time protection by your anti-virus and/or
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Anti-Spyware) and/or any third-party firewall (e.g., ZA) before attempting
to install the update(s).
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> The "Windows Features" dialog box is empty in Windows Vista, or you
>> an error message that includes the following code when you try to use
>> Windows Update: "0x80073712":
> Tanks a lot for the tip, but it doesn't help me since there is no
> "pending.xml" file to be found in the mentioned directory:
> 1. Click Start Start button , type %windir%\winsxs in the Start Search
> 2. Press ENTER.
> 3. Locate and right-click the pending.xml file.
> 4. Click to select Properties.
> 5. Click the Security tab, and then click Edit.
> 6. Click Users, and then click to select Allow Full control.
> 7. Click OK two times.
> 8. Try to delete the pending.xml file again.
> ... I searched in all possible ways I think, can someone help me a bit