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Vista - Windows Update - Error Code 800700C1

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Old 21-04-2007
dbollard99
 
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Vista - Windows Update - Error Code 800700C1

I have a DELL about 2 months old with Vista Premium.

I try to do Windows Update, and it says:

"Windows can not search for new updates."
"Error Code 800700C1"

I can't find anything on this, and don't know how to fix it. Please help.

-Dan

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Old 21-04-2007
realcestmoi
 
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Re: Vista - Windows Update - Error Code 800700C1

Hi there,

This might work for your system:

The offending file in question is SMIPI.dll
You can get it off of the vista install disk (just search for it I forget
the path) or another working system. It's under
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_non
e_07289f4cca5f6990

You'll have to take ownership under properties>security>advanced to actually
be able to overwrite it.
Suggest running sfc/scannow with Vista cd in the cd rom tray

Beste regard,

Michel Denie

"dbollard99" <dbollard99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:56825818-1371-4032-8F3D-E756AEC2AE7D@microsoft.com...
>I have a DELL about 2 months old with Vista Premium.
>
> I try to do Windows Update, and it says:
>
> "Windows can not search for new updates."
> "Error Code 800700C1"
>
> I can't find anything on this, and don't know how to fix it. Please help.
>
> -Dan



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Old 22-04-2007
dbollard99
 
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Re: Vista - Windows Update - Error Code 800700C1

Nope. Didn't work

I did everything exactly as you said, and was able to copy/replace the
SMIPI.dll file. Restarted the computer, then tried Windows Update again, and
it gave me the same Error Code :

The now dreaded "800700C1".

I also did sfc (but that just opened a black box and quickly closed it,
don't know if it did anything), and don't know what scannow is.

Any other suggestions?

-Dan




"realcestmoi" wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> This might work for your system:
>
> The offending file in question is SMIPI.dll
> You can get it off of the vista install disk (just search for it I forget
> the path) or another working system. It's under
> C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_non
> e_07289f4cca5f6990
>
> You'll have to take ownership under properties>security>advanced to actually
> be able to overwrite it.
> Suggest running sfc/scannow with Vista cd in the cd rom tray
>
> Beste regard,
>
> Michel Denie
>
> "dbollard99" <dbollard99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:56825818-1371-4032-8F3D-E756AEC2AE7D@microsoft.com...
> >I have a DELL about 2 months old with Vista Premium.
> >
> > I try to do Windows Update, and it says:
> >
> > "Windows can not search for new updates."
> > "Error Code 800700C1"
> >
> > I can't find anything on this, and don't know how to fix it. Please help.
> >
> > -Dan

>
>
>

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Old 22-04-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
 
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Re: Vista - Windows Update - Error Code 800700C1

:
That error is related to an inability to check your license.

In WinXP I would have suggested -
Go to start/run, and type
regsvr32.exe regwizc.dll and press OK, then type,
regsvr32.exe licdll.dll and press OK.

Don't know if it is the same for Vista as I don't have Vista here.


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"dbollard99" <dbollard99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:26DCC723-1209-41D0-B17A-6ED4C87B7E4B@microsoft.com...
| Nope. Didn't work
|
| I did everything exactly as you said, and was able to copy/replace the
| SMIPI.dll file. Restarted the computer, then tried Windows Update again, and
| it gave me the same Error Code :
|
| The now dreaded "800700C1".
|
| I also did sfc (but that just opened a black box and quickly closed it,
| don't know if it did anything), and don't know what scannow is.
|
| Any other suggestions?
|
| -Dan
|
|
|
|
| "realcestmoi" wrote:
|
| > Hi there,
| >
| > This might work for your system:
| >
| > The offending file in question is SMIPI.dll
| > You can get it off of the vista install disk (just search for it I forget
| > the path) or another working system. It's under
| >
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_non
| > e_07289f4cca5f6990
| >
| > You'll have to take ownership under properties>security>advanced to actually
| > be able to overwrite it.
| > Suggest running sfc/scannow with Vista cd in the cd rom tray
| >
| > Beste regard,
| >
| > Michel Denie
| >
| > "dbollard99" <dbollard99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:56825818-1371-4032-8F3D-E756AEC2AE7D@microsoft.com...
| > >I have a DELL about 2 months old with Vista Premium.
| > >
| > > I try to do Windows Update, and it says:
| > >
| > > "Windows can not search for new updates."
| > > "Error Code 800700C1"
| > >
| > > I can't find anything on this, and don't know how to fix it. Please help.
| > >
| > > -Dan
| >
| >
| >


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