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  #1  
Old 28-06-2007
Jo
 
Posts: n/a
Error Code 80073715

I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #2  
Old 28-06-2007
Gistcheckin
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798

That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
updates.

--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

> I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #3  
Old 30-06-2007
Jo
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

> You cannot install some updates or programs
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
>
> That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> updates.
>
> --
> Gistcheckin
>
>
> "Jo" wrote:
>
> > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #4  
Old 30-06-2007
Gistcheckin
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
visit WU again)
You will lose your history but that's not important.

Click Start, Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
Update)
Click Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.

Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.

Click Start. Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.

Retry Windows Update before reading further.

If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
corrupt):-

Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
for updates when
you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
XP Service
Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259

Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe

or for the 64 bit version
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe


You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.

--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

> Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
>
> "Gistcheckin" wrote:
>
> > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> >
> > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > updates.
> >
> > --
> > Gistcheckin
> >
> >
> > "Jo" wrote:
> >
> > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #5  
Old 30-06-2007
Jo
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
working... thanks again! :)

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

> Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
> visit WU again)
> You will lose your history but that's not important.
>
> Click Start, Choose Run.
> In the Run box, type services.msc.
> Click OK.
> Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
> Update)
> Click Stop.
> Stopping the service will take a moment.
>
> Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
> a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
> b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
> c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
>
> Click Start. Choose Run.
> In the Run box, type services.msc.
> Click OK.
> Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
> Click Start.
> Starting the service will take a moment.
>
> Retry Windows Update before reading further.
>
> If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
> corrupt):-
>
> Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
> The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
> for updates when
> you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
> XP Service
> Pack 1
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259
>
> Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
> http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
>
> or for the 64 bit version
> http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe
>
>
> You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.
>
> --
> Gistcheckin
>
>
> "Jo" wrote:
>
> > Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
> >
> > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> >
> > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> > >
> > > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > > updates.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Gistcheckin
> > >
> > >
> > > "Jo" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #6  
Old 30-06-2007
Gistcheckin
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

You're welcome. Good luck.
--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

> Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
> working... thanks again! :)
>
> "Gistcheckin" wrote:
>
> > Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
> > visit WU again)
> > You will lose your history but that's not important.
> >
> > Click Start, Choose Run.
> > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > Click OK.
> > Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
> > Update)
> > Click Stop.
> > Stopping the service will take a moment.
> >
> > Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
> > a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
> > b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
> > c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
> >
> > Click Start. Choose Run.
> > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > Click OK.
> > Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
> > Click Start.
> > Starting the service will take a moment.
> >
> > Retry Windows Update before reading further.
> >
> > If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
> > corrupt):-
> >
> > Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
> > The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
> > for updates when
> > you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
> > XP Service
> > Pack 1
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259
> >
> > Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
> > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
> >
> > or for the 64 bit version
> > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe
> >
> >
> > You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.
> >
> > --
> > Gistcheckin
> >
> >
> > "Jo" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
> > >
> > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > >
> > > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> > > >
> > > > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > > > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > > > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > > > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > > > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > > > updates.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Gistcheckin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #7  
Old 03-07-2007
Jo
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

Well I just tried everything you suggested and it still comes up with the
same error code, I'm now at a loss what to do... any more ideas? :s

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

> You're welcome. Good luck.
> --
> Gistcheckin
>
>
> "Jo" wrote:
>
> > Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
> > working... thanks again! :)
> >
> > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> >
> > > Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
> > > visit WU again)
> > > You will lose your history but that's not important.
> > >
> > > Click Start, Choose Run.
> > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > Click OK.
> > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
> > > Update)
> > > Click Stop.
> > > Stopping the service will take a moment.
> > >
> > > Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
> > > a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
> > > b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
> > > c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
> > >
> > > Click Start. Choose Run.
> > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > Click OK.
> > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
> > > Click Start.
> > > Starting the service will take a moment.
> > >
> > > Retry Windows Update before reading further.
> > >
> > > If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
> > > corrupt):-
> > >
> > > Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
> > > The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
> > > for updates when
> > > you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
> > > XP Service
> > > Pack 1
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259
> > >
> > > Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
> > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
> > >
> > > or for the 64 bit version
> > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe
> > >
> > >
> > > You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Gistcheckin
> > >
> > >
> > > "Jo" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
> > > >
> > > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> > > > >
> > > > > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > > > > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > > > > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > > > > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > > > > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > > > > updates.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Gistcheckin
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > > > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > > > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > > > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > > > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #8  
Old 03-07-2007
Gistcheckin
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

Are you getting a KB # with this update alert?

Try downloading it and save it to your desktop. Double click the exe to
install from there. IF that fails, try going into Safe Mode with Networking
and install from there.
--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

> Well I just tried everything you suggested and it still comes up with the
> same error code, I'm now at a loss what to do... any more ideas? :s
>
> "Gistcheckin" wrote:
>
> > You're welcome. Good luck.
> > --
> > Gistcheckin
> >
> >
> > "Jo" wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
> > > working... thanks again! :)
> > >
> > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
> > > > visit WU again)
> > > > You will lose your history but that's not important.
> > > >
> > > > Click Start, Choose Run.
> > > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > > Click OK.
> > > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
> > > > Update)
> > > > Click Stop.
> > > > Stopping the service will take a moment.
> > > >
> > > > Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
> > > > a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
> > > > b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
> > > > c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
> > > >
> > > > Click Start. Choose Run.
> > > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > > Click OK.
> > > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
> > > > Click Start.
> > > > Starting the service will take a moment.
> > > >
> > > > Retry Windows Update before reading further.
> > > >
> > > > If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
> > > > corrupt):-
> > > >
> > > > Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
> > > > The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
> > > > for updates when
> > > > you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
> > > > XP Service
> > > > Pack 1
> > > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259
> > > >
> > > > Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
> > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
> > > >
> > > > or for the 64 bit version
> > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Gistcheckin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
> > > > >
> > > > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> > > > > >
> > > > > > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > > > > > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > > > > > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > > > > > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > > > > > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > > > > > updates.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Gistcheckin
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > > > > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > > > > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > > > > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > > > > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #9  
Old 03-07-2007
Jo
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

There is no KB# at all that's why I'm struggling, I've even searched through
some of the updates so I could try and do it manually.

This is what it says...
'Install new Windows Update software - To check for updates, you must first
install an update for Windows Update'

So I click Install and after about 3 minutes it says 'Windows could not
search for new updates - Error code 80073715'.

Could it have something to do with me installing Norton (which came with the
PC)? I uninstalled Norton after 2 days as my PC didn't like it, and I now
have AVG, everything else works ok apart from Windows Update!!!

Thanks for your help..
Jo :)

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

> Are you getting a KB # with this update alert?
>
> Try downloading it and save it to your desktop. Double click the exe to
> install from there. IF that fails, try going into Safe Mode with Networking
> and install from there.
> --
> Gistcheckin
>
>
> "Jo" wrote:
>
> > Well I just tried everything you suggested and it still comes up with the
> > same error code, I'm now at a loss what to do... any more ideas? :s
> >
> > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> >
> > > You're welcome. Good luck.
> > > --
> > > Gistcheckin
> > >
> > >
> > > "Jo" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
> > > > working... thanks again! :)
> > > >
> > > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
> > > > > visit WU again)
> > > > > You will lose your history but that's not important.
> > > > >
> > > > > Click Start, Choose Run.
> > > > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > > > Click OK.
> > > > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
> > > > > Update)
> > > > > Click Stop.
> > > > > Stopping the service will take a moment.
> > > > >
> > > > > Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
> > > > > a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
> > > > > b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
> > > > > c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
> > > > >
> > > > > Click Start. Choose Run.
> > > > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > > > Click OK.
> > > > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
> > > > > Click Start.
> > > > > Starting the service will take a moment.
> > > > >
> > > > > Retry Windows Update before reading further.
> > > > >
> > > > > If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
> > > > > corrupt):-
> > > > >
> > > > > Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
> > > > > The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
> > > > > for updates when
> > > > > you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
> > > > > XP Service
> > > > > Pack 1
> > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259
> > > > >
> > > > > Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
> > > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
> > > > >
> > > > > or for the 64 bit version
> > > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Gistcheckin
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > > > > > > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > > > > > > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > > > > > > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > > > > > > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > > > > > > updates.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Gistcheckin
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > > > > > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > > > > > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > > > > > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > > > > > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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  #10  
Old 03-07-2007
Robin Walker [MVP]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Error Code 80073715

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

> There is no KB# at all that's why I'm struggling, I've even searched
> through some of the updates so I could try and do it manually.
>
> This is what it says...
> 'Install new Windows Update software - To check for updates, you must
> first install an update for Windows Update'
>
> So I click Install and after about 3 minutes it says 'Windows could
> not search for new updates - Error code 80073715'.


Please send Internet Explorer to
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/Support.aspx and click through to
the "Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Page".

If your PC fails the diagnostic tests, then post a request for help at
http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/...aspx?siteid=25

If your PC passes the diagnostic test, then continue to "Validate Windows".
This will cause the software to be installed that Windows Update is
attempting to install.

Then try Windows Update again, and report back.

> Could it have something to do with me installing Norton (which came
> with the PC)? I uninstalled Norton after 2 days as my PC didn't like
> it, and I now have AVG, everything else works ok apart from Windows
> Update!!!


You should ALWAYS disable all anti-virus, anti-spyware, download
accelerator, etc, before attempting any Windows Update.

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


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  #11  
Old 03-07-2007
Jo
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Error Code 80073715

Hi,

Thanks for the info, I followed it all, my PC passed the diagnostics and I
continued to validate windows, I disabled everything that could be affecting
the update but the error still comes up!! :(

Jo

"Robin Walker [MVP]" wrote:

> Jo <Jo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > There is no KB# at all that's why I'm struggling, I've even searched
> > through some of the updates so I could try and do it manually.
> >
> > This is what it says...
> > 'Install new Windows Update software - To check for updates, you must
> > first install an update for Windows Update'
> >
> > So I click Install and after about 3 minutes it says 'Windows could
> > not search for new updates - Error code 80073715'.

>
> Please send Internet Explorer to
> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/Support.aspx and click through to
> the "Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Page".
>
> If your PC fails the diagnostic tests, then post a request for help at
> http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/...aspx?siteid=25
>
> If your PC passes the diagnostic test, then continue to "Validate Windows".
> This will cause the software to be installed that Windows Update is
> attempting to install.
>
> Then try Windows Update again, and report back.
>
> > Could it have something to do with me installing Norton (which came
> > with the PC)? I uninstalled Norton after 2 days as my PC didn't like
> > it, and I now have AVG, everything else works ok apart from Windows
> > Update!!!

>
> You should ALWAYS disable all anti-virus, anti-spyware, download
> accelerator, etc, before attempting any Windows Update.
>
> --
> Robin Walker [MVP Networking]
> rdhw@cam.ac.uk
>
>
>

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Old 03-07-2007
Gistcheckin
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Error Code 80073715

Jo,
Are you using Run As Administrator when you launch IE? Right click on IE
desktop icon and select Run As Administrator
1. Look in C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files
2. On the toolbar select View and click on Display
3. Are any of the controls listed as damaged? If so, right click on them
and remove them.
4. You can right click on any control and select properties to view a
description of the control.
5. You can also right click on any control and select update
6. Clear all your Internet Cache Files: Tools>Internet Options>General
Tab>Delete Button>Delete All
7. You'll lose all your saved info when you delete them.
8. Reboot your system

Retry Windows Update

If it fails again, click on Start>Run>Type in regsvr32 /i Urlmon.dll
Click OK
You should receive DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded
Try windows update again

--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

> There is no KB# at all that's why I'm struggling, I've even searched through
> some of the updates so I could try and do it manually.
>
> This is what it says...
> 'Install new Windows Update software - To check for updates, you must first
> install an update for Windows Update'
>
> So I click Install and after about 3 minutes it says 'Windows could not
> search for new updates - Error code 80073715'.
>
> Could it have something to do with me installing Norton (which came with the
> PC)? I uninstalled Norton after 2 days as my PC didn't like it, and I now
> have AVG, everything else works ok apart from Windows Update!!!
>
> Thanks for your help..
> Jo :)
>
> "Gistcheckin" wrote:
>
> > Are you getting a KB # with this update alert?
> >
> > Try downloading it and save it to your desktop. Double click the exe to
> > install from there. IF that fails, try going into Safe Mode with Networking
> > and install from there.
> > --
> > Gistcheckin
> >
> >
> > "Jo" wrote:
> >
> > > Well I just tried everything you suggested and it still comes up with the
> > > same error code, I'm now at a loss what to do... any more ideas? :s
> > >
> > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > >
> > > > You're welcome. Good luck.
> > > > --
> > > > Gistcheckin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
> > > > > working... thanks again! :)
> > > > >
> > > > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
> > > > > > visit WU again)
> > > > > > You will lose your history but that's not important.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Click Start, Choose Run.
> > > > > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > > > > Click OK.
> > > > > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
> > > > > > Update)
> > > > > > Click Stop.
> > > > > > Stopping the service will take a moment.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
> > > > > > a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
> > > > > > b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
> > > > > > c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Click Start. Choose Run.
> > > > > > In the Run box, type services.msc.
> > > > > > Click OK.
> > > > > > Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
> > > > > > Click Start.
> > > > > > Starting the service will take a moment.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Retry Windows Update before reading further.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
> > > > > > corrupt):-
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
> > > > > > The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
> > > > > > for updates when
> > > > > > you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
> > > > > > XP Service
> > > > > > Pack 1
> > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
> > > > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe
> > > > > >
> > > > > > or for the 64 bit version
> > > > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Gistcheckin
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Gistcheckin" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
> > > > > > > > correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
> > > > > > > > there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
> > > > > > > > See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
> > > > > > > > updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
> > > > > > > > updates.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Gistcheckin
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Jo" wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
> > > > > > > > > windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
> > > > > > > > > asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
> > > > > > > > > error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
> > > > > > > > > this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

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Old 04-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Re: Error Code 80073715

I had the same problem myself and this is what I did and it worked for me.
1.- Google the web site, "system update readiness tool for windows vista".
2.- Once google finds site go for the very first option "description of the system update readiness tool for windows vista"
3.- Scroll down until you see "download the windows vista package now".
4.- When window opens click on download and follow instructions on how to download the program and everything should be cool after that.
I hope that this work for you to.
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Old 27-02-2010
Zaneer Ahamed
 
Posts: n/a
80073715 Windows Update Error - SOLVED!!!!!!

Just uninstall the last windows update hotfix and the problem will be resolved.

* Goto Control Panel
* Open Programs and Features
* View installed updates
* Sort updates by date
* Uninstall the latest update hotfix

Thats all, and restart windows update. Problem resolved!

regards
Zaneer Ahamed
IT Expert - Australia
http://zaneer.com
http://blog.zaneer.com



mexicanman wrote:

I had the same problem myself and this is what I did and it worked forme.1.
04-Jan-09

I had the same problem myself and this is what I did and it worked for
me.
1.- Google the web site, "system update readiness tool for windows
vista".
2.- Once google finds site go for the very first option "description
of the system update readiness tool for windows vista"
3.- Scroll down until you see "download the windows vista package
now".
4.- When window opens click on download and follow instructions on
how to download the program and everything should be cool after that.
I hope that this work for you to.


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Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Thursday, June 28, 2007 8:30 AM
J wrote:

Error Code 80073715
I have a new PC which has Vista 32bit installed and I've only managed to run
windows update once. I keep getting the above error code and it just keeps
asking me to install an update to windows update, I click install and this
error code comes up! I have disabled my antivirus and firewall to see if
this helps but it doesn't... Can anyone help me out please?

On Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:02 PM
Gistchecki wrote:

RE: Error Code 80073715
You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822798

That error message implies the package that was downloaded is not the
correct version or is already on the machine or possibly corrupted. If
there was a prerelease package that was installed, you may see this error.
See if the package is available for uninstall via control panel - installed
updates. Attempt to remove it. Add/Remove - be sure to check show all
updates.

--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

On Friday, June 29, 2007 4:50 PM
J wrote:

Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?
Hi, Thanks for the advice... what package am I actually looking for?

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

On Friday, June 29, 2007 5:14 PM
Gistchecki wrote:

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder (it will be recreated next time you
visit WU again)
You will lose your history but that's not important.

Click Start, Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
Update)
Click Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.

Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.

Click Start. Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.

Retry Windows Update before reading further.

If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
corrupt):-

Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
for updates when
you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
XP Service
Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259

Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe

or for the 64 bit version
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x64.exe


You can delete the file you renamed "After" you've installed updates.

--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

On Friday, June 29, 2007 5:22 PM
J wrote:

Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
Thanks for all this, I will get onto it tomorrow and see if I can get it
working... thanks again! :)

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

On Friday, June 29, 2007 8:50 PM
Gistchecki wrote:

RE: Error Code 80073715
You're welcome. Good luck.
--
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"Jo" wrote:

On Monday, July 02, 2007 6:08 PM
J wrote:

Well I just tried everything you suggested and it still comes up with the same
Well I just tried everything you suggested and it still comes up with the
same error code, I am now at a loss what to do... any more ideas? :s

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

On Monday, July 02, 2007 7:36 PM
Gistchecki wrote:

Are you getting a KB # with this update alert?
Are you getting a KB # with this update alert?

Try downloading it and save it to your desktop. Double click the exe to
install from there. IF that fails, try going into Safe Mode with Networking
and install from there.
--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

On Tuesday, July 03, 2007 5:06 AM
J wrote:

There is no KB# at all that's why I'm struggling, I've even searched through
There is no KB# at all that's why I'm struggling, I've even searched through
some of the updates so I could try and do it manually.

This is what it says...
'Install new Windows Update software - To check for updates, you must first
install an update for Windows Update'

So I click Install and after about 3 minutes it says 'Windows could not
search for new updates - Error code 80073715'.

Could it have something to do with me installing Norton (which came with the
PC)? I uninstalled Norton after 2 days as my PC didn't like it, and I now
have AVG, everything else works ok apart from Windows Update!!!

Thanks for your help..
Jo :)

"Gistcheckin" wrote:

On Tuesday, July 03, 2007 7:14 AM
Robin Walker [MVP] wrote:

Re: Error Code 80073715
Jo <Jo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:


Please send Internet Explorer to
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/Support.aspx and click through to
the "Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Page".

If your PC fails the diagnostic tests, then post a request for help at
http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/...aspx?siteid=25

If your PC passes the diagnostic test, then continue to "Validate Windows".
This will cause the software to be installed that Windows Update is
attempting to install.

Then try Windows Update again, and report back.


You should ALWAYS disable all anti-virus, anti-spyware, download
accelerator, etc, before attempting any Windows Update.

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

On Tuesday, July 03, 2007 8:18 AM
J wrote:

Hi,Thanks for the info, I followed it all, my PC passed the diagnostics and I
Hi,

Thanks for the info, I followed it all, my PC passed the diagnostics and I
continued to validate windows, I disabled everything that could be affecting
the update but the error still comes up!! :(

Jo

"Robin Walker [MVP]" wrote:

On Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:02 PM
Gistchecki wrote:

Jo,Are you using Run As Administrator when you launch IE?
Jo,
Are you using Run As Administrator when you launch IE? Right click on IE
desktop icon and select Run As Administrator
1. Look in C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files
2. On the toolbar select View and click on Display
3. Are any of the controls listed as damaged? If so, right click on them
and remove them.
4. You can right click on any control and select properties to view a
description of the control.
5. You can also right click on any control and select update
6. Clear all your Internet Cache Files: Tools>Internet Options>General
Tab>Delete Button>Delete All
7. You'll lose all your saved info when you delete them.
8. Reboot your system

Retry Windows Update

If it fails again, click on Start>Run>Type in regsvr32 /i Urlmon.dll
Click OK
You should receive DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded
Try windows update again

--
Gistcheckin


"Jo" wrote:

On Sunday, January 04, 2009 12:21 PM
mexicanman wrote:

I had the same problem myself and this is what I did and it worked forme.1.
I had the same problem myself and this is what I did and it worked for
me.
1.- Google the web site, "system update readiness tool for windows
vista".
2.- Once google finds site go for the very first option "description
of the system update readiness tool for windows vista"
3.- Scroll down until you see "download the windows vista package
now".
4.- When window opens click on download and follow instructions on
how to download the program and everything should be cool after that.
I hope that this work for you to.


--
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On Tuesday, May 05, 2009 4:30 PM
nano wrote:

no puedo intalar una actulisacion codigo error (80073715)
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same situation
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