"mikolaricola" <email@example.com> wrote in message news
> Ok, so ignore my prior post from today... I kind of figured out why a month's
> worth of updates weren't automatically installing into my computer but I
> don't know how to solve this problem which is "Error Code: 0x80070005" - for
> EVERY update not installed, this was supposedly the problem.
> I tried manually installing them but got the same error code.
Then your symptom is essentially independent of WU,
so you may get better assistance from someone who has
actually installed whatever it is that you are trying to install,
e.g. from someone in a newsgroup which specializes in that
> I tried the recommended resolutions for this error ("REGEDIT") even though
> the problem description wasn't exactly the problem I was having - it was just
> the only thing I could find related to the error code. Anyway, the resolution
> didn't work so any help?!
Usually 0x80070005 is just a symptom of a permissions problem
of some kind. You need to use the install log or perhaps the Event log
to refine that symptom description, so you can know *which* resource
needs to have its permissions changed.
An alternative to using those diagnostics would be to run ProcMon
and rerun the install, then look for messages such as "access denied"
in the ProcMon trace.