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Old 02-20-2008
mxsurfer
 

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Updates failed with error code 80070020
Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue!!!! I have Windows Vista Home
Premium and recently received the following updates: KB946026, KB938371,
KB905866, KB943899, KB946456, KB943302, KB943055, KB944533. After
downloading and restarting, the update history shows they failed to install
due to error code 80070020. I have looked up the error code revealing "The
process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
I have also learned that this is normally caused by spyware or virus scanning
programs.
I have Windows Defender and Norton 360 and I completely disabled both
systems including firewalls but still can not effect the updates
successfully. Does anyone know what else I can do??????? By the way keep it
in simple terms, I know just enough to be dangerous with these things.
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Old 02-20-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Updates failed with error code 80070020
You receive a "0x80070020 The process cannot access the file because it is
being used by another process" error message when you try to download an
update from Windows Update or from Microsoft Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883825

Did you have another anti-virus application installed before you installed
or upgraded to Norton 360? If so, did you uninstall it via Add/Remove
Programs (even if it was another Norton application) and then run the
appropriate removal tool *before* you installed Norton 360?

Norton Removal Tool
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocumen... type=TS&ia=1

Alwil (Avast) Software Removal Utility
http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe

=============================================

The above notwithstanding:

1. After making certain you have a copy of your Product Key, uninstall any
Norton software listed in & via Add/Remove Programs.

2. Enable the Windows Firewall!!!

3. Run this removal tool:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

4. Reboot and /immediately/ install the 30-day free trial version of, e.g.,
NOD32* or KAV7**

5. Manually update your new anti-virus application then run a full system
scan.

Do your problems persist now?

[Don't forget to subscribe to your new AV app or uninstall it then reinstall
the Norton application before the free-trial period expires! Should you
decide to reinstall the Norton application, I recommend not installing any
Norton Add-ons for a while.]

* www.eset.com/download/index.php
** http://usa.kaspersky.com/trials/home.../anti-virus-7/
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mxsurfer wrote:
> Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue!!!! I have Windows Vista Home
> Premium and recently received the following updates: KB946026, KB938371,
> KB905866, KB943899, KB946456, KB943302, KB943055, KB944533. After
> downloading and restarting, the update history shows they failed to
> install
> due to error code 80070020. I have looked up the error code revealing
> "The
> process cannot access the file because it is being used by another
> process".
> I have also learned that this is normally caused by spyware or virus
> scanning programs.
> I have Windows Defender and Norton 360 and I completely disabled both
> systems including firewalls but still can not effect the updates
> successfully. Does anyone know what else I can do??????? By the way keep
> it in simple terms, I know just enough to be dangerous with these things.


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Old 10-26-2008
shailrenu
 

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RE: Updates failed with error code 80070020


"mxsurfer" wrote:

> Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue!!!! I have Windows Vista Home
> Premium and recently received the following updates: KB946026, KB938371,
> KB905866, KB943899, KB946456, KB943302, KB943055, KB944533. After
> downloading and restarting, the update history shows they failed to install
> due to error code 80070020. I have looked up the error code revealing "The
> process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
> I have also learned that this is normally caused by spyware or virus scanning
> programs.
> I have Windows Defender and Norton 360 and I completely disabled both
> systems including firewalls but still can not effect the updates
> successfully. Does anyone know what else I can do??????? By the way keep it
> in simple terms, I know just enough to be dangerous with these things.

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Old 04-27-2009
sreil5
 

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RE: Updates failed with error code 80070020
I know what your going through. I've done all you have, including starting in
safe mode, but then the update was not available to install. After much
frustration I changed how updates are installed, switching to "install
updates automatically", and so far it has removed update icon from the tray,
although I do not know if the update was indeed intstalled.

"mxsurfer" wrote:

> Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue!!!! I have Windows Vista Home
> Premium and recently received the following updates: KB946026, KB938371,
> KB905866, KB943899, KB946456, KB943302, KB943055, KB944533. After
> downloading and restarting, the update history shows they failed to install
> due to error code 80070020. I have looked up the error code revealing "The
> process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
> I have also learned that this is normally caused by spyware or virus scanning
> programs.
> I have Windows Defender and Norton 360 and I completely disabled both
> systems including firewalls but still can not effect the updates
> successfully. Does anyone know what else I can do??????? By the way keep it
> in simple terms, I know just enough to be dangerous with these things.

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Old 04-30-2009
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 

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Re: Updates failed with error code 80070020
sreil5 wrote:

> I know what your going through. I've done all you have, including starting in
> safe mode, but then the update was not available to install.


Download the update from the Microsoft Download Center *before* rebooting in
safe mode.

Harry.


After much
> frustration I changed how updates are installed, switching to "install
> updates automatically", and so far it has removed update icon from the tray,
> although I do not know if the update was indeed intstalled.
>
> "mxsurfer" wrote:
>
>> Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue!!!! I have Windows Vista Home
>> Premium and recently received the following updates: KB946026, KB938371,
>> KB905866, KB943899, KB946456, KB943302, KB943055, KB944533. After
>> downloading and restarting, the update history shows they failed to install
>> due to error code 80070020. I have looked up the error code revealing "The
>> process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
>> I have also learned that this is normally caused by spyware or virus scanning
>> programs.
>> I have Windows Defender and Norton 360 and I completely disabled both
>> systems including firewalls but still can not effect the updates
>> successfully. Does anyone know what else I can do??????? By the way keep it
>> in simple terms, I know just enough to be dangerous with these things.

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Old 12-28-2009
abnerbrown
 

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RE: Updates failed with error code 80070020


"mxsurfer" wrote:

> Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue!!!! I have Windows Vista Home
> Premium and recently received the following updates: KB946026, KB938371,
> KB905866, KB943899, KB946456, KB943302, KB943055, KB944533. After
> downloading and restarting, the update history shows they failed to install
> due to error code 80070020. I have looked up the error code revealing "The
> process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
> I have also learned that this is normally caused by spyware or virus scanning
> programs.
> I have Windows Defender and Norton 360 and I completely disabled both
> systems including firewalls but still can not effect the updates
> successfully. Does anyone know what else I can do??????? By the way keep it
> in simple terms, I know just enough to be dangerous with these things.

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Re: Updates failed with error code 80070020
dear MXSurfer,

saw you on ZOOSK. too FRUGAL to subscribe, however, ran your "name" and came up with this!!!

whenever i'm in a bind with any of these gadgets, i just do a hard factory reset. all the kids in the neighborhood bring their stuff to me when they can't remember their lock codes!!! what's wrong with OFFspring these days? LOL

my email is Jenhand0919@gmail.com
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