Do NOT use System Restore to "undo" updates! Uninstall them instead.
80070005 = Access Denied
Reinstall the updates, then see...
How do I restore security settings to the default settings?
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed IE8?
Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> The Windows auto update on Vista Home ran for me on 5th May. The
> updates were installed and one of them has broken auto update and IE8.
> updates were set to install automatically. The updates are:
> If I try Windows update I get error 80070005.
> I used System restore to get IE8 back but autoupdate re-ran and caused the
> error again. I am now manually uninstalling the updates until it works.
> I will let you know if I work out which one breaks IE8.