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Old 24-05-2007
Allison
 
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Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
"Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
the resulting error code

0x80070020

Does anyone have a resolution

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  #2  
Old 24-05-2007
Patti MacLeod
 
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RE: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

Hi Allison,

See if the information in this MSKB article helps resolve the problem:

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/en-us



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Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Allison" wrote:

> I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
> "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
> the resulting error code
>
> 0x80070020
>
> Does anyone have a resolution

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Old 24-05-2007
Robin Walker [MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

Allison <Allison@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site
> asked to "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course
> it didn't work and the resulting error code
>
> 0x80070020


Try stopping background Automatic Updates before visiting the Windows Update
site again. Open a command prompt window and type the command:

net stop wuauserv

then visit Windows Update and see if the updater now works.

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Robin Walker [MVP Networking]
rdhw@cam.ac.uk


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Old 25-05-2007
ERH
 
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RE: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

Go to
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe save and install this patch

Next download and install this patch - WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe

Retry the upload

"Allison" wrote:

> I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
> "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
> the resulting error code
>
> 0x80070020
>
> Does anyone have a resolution

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  #5  
Old 25-05-2007
maxmalaw
 
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RE: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)



"Allison" wrote:

> I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
> "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
> the resulting error code
>
> 0x80070020
>
> Does anyone have a resolution

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  #6  
Old 25-05-2007
maxmalaw
 
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Re: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)



"Robin Walker [MVP]" wrote:

> Allison <Allison@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site
> > asked to "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course
> > it didn't work and the resulting error code
> >
> > 0x80070020

>
> Try stopping background Automatic Updates before visiting the Windows Update
> site again. Open a command prompt window and type the command:
>
> net stop wuauserv
>
> then visit Windows Update and see if the updater now works.
>
> --
> Robin Walker [MVP Networking]
> rdhw@cam.ac.uk
>
>
>

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Old 25-05-2007
maxmalaw
 
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Re: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)



"Robin Walker [MVP]" wrote:

> Allison <Allison@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site
> > asked to "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course
> > it didn't work and the resulting error code
> >
> > 0x80070020

>
> Try stopping background Automatic Updates before visiting the Windows Update
> site again. Open a command prompt window and type the command:
>
> net stop wuauserv
>
> then visit Windows Update and see if the updater now works.
>
> --
> Robin Walker [MVP Networking]
> rdhw@cam.ac.uk
>
>
>

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Old 25-05-2007
maxmalaw
 
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RE: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)



"ERH" wrote:

> Go to
> http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe save and install this patch
>
> Next download and install this patch - WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe
>
> Retry the upload
>
> "Allison" wrote:
>
> > I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
> > "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
> > the resulting error code
> >
> > 0x80070020
> >
> > Does anyone have a resolution

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  #9  
Old 25-05-2007
maxmalaw
 
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RE: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)



"ERH" wrote:

> Go to
> http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe save and install this patch
>
> Next download and install this patch - WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe
>
> Retry the upload
>
> "Allison" wrote:
>
> > I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
> > "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
> > the resulting error code
> >
> > 0x80070020
> >
> > Does anyone have a resolution

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Old 07-07-2007
VT Phantos
 
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RE: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

I tried that too, but it starts to install and then says that the install
failed and gives the code "0x80070020"
I tried all the above solutions and still nothing. I'm thinking that
something is wrong with the update. Someone might want to look into it.


"ERH" wrote:

> Go to
> http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe save and install this patch
>
> Next download and install this patch - WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe
>
> Retry the upload
>
> "Allison" wrote:
>
> > I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
> > "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
> > the resulting error code
> >
> > 0x80070020
> >
> > Does anyone have a resolution

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Old 08-07-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

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/default...b;EN-US;883825
If you're running SpyBot S&D's "teatimer" then you'll need to end the process in task
manager - thanks to VBBob


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"VT Phantos" <VTPhantos@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F0640506-B13B-4E0B-A7EE-DBAB71B18E19@microsoft.com...
| I tried that too, but it starts to install and then says that the install
| failed and gives the code "0x80070020"
| I tried all the above solutions and still nothing. I'm thinking that
| something is wrong with the update. Someone might want to look into it.
|
|
| "ERH" wrote:
|
| > Go to
| >
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
save and install this patch
| >
| > Next download and install this patch - WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe
| >
| > Retry the upload
| >
| > "Allison" wrote:
| >
| > > I was trying to download updates for my laptop when the Update Site asked to
| > > "Update Windows" to work with this website. And of course it didn't work and
| > > the resulting error code
| > >
| > > 0x80070020
| > >
| > > Does anyone have a resolution


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  #12  
Old 10-07-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
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I had the same problem thank you for the sollution at my end.
However i am not speaking for the first poster.
I hope it worked for him/her 2.

the sollution to my problem was :


Quote:
If you're running SpyBot S&D's "teatimer" then you'll need to end the process in task
manager - thanks to VBBob
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  #13  
Old 14-07-2007
me
 
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Re: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 05:27:59 +0530, kaya <kaya.2thbbh@DoNotSpam.com>
wrote:

>
>I had the same problem thank you for the sollution at my end.
>However i am not speaking for the first poster.
>I hope it worked for him/her 2.
>
>the sollution to my problem was :
>
>
>> If you're running SpyBot S&D's "teatimer" then you'll need to end the
>> process in task
>> manager - thanks to VBBob


I was able to disable teatimer from the task bar. Apparently it
doesn't play well with WGA.
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  #14  
Old 17-07-2007
Jimmy
 
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Re: Windows Update Failed: Error number (0x80070020)

Here's an easy simple way to disable Spybot Search & Destroy so you
will be able to downonload Windows updates if you get this message.....

"Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested
page".

Error 0x80070020

How? Right click the spybot icon (on the start bar near the clock) and
choose "Exit Spybot-S&D Resident".

As simple as that.

You can go back and enable it after you update.

"me" wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 05:27:59 +0530, kaya <kaya.2thbbh@DoNotSpam.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >I had the same problem thank you for the sollution at my end.
> >However i am not speaking for the first poster.
> >I hope it worked for him/her 2.
> >
> >the sollution to my problem was :
> >
> >
> >> If you're running SpyBot S&D's "teatimer" then you'll need to end the
> >> process in task
> >> manager - thanks to VBBob

>
> I was able to disable teatimer from the task bar. Apparently it
> doesn't play well with WGA.
>

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