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Thread: Vista - Windows Update - Error Code 800700C1

  1. #1
    dbollard99 Guest

    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

  2. #2
    realcestmoi Guest

    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




  3. #3
    dbollard99 Guest

    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

    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    TaurArian [MS-MVP] Guest

    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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