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Old 09-08-2007
rick3475
 
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I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Windows

I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when I try installing updates. It
installed windows installer allright but that is all it will install. I keep
getting this error code. Help me if possible.

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Old 09-08-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
 
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Re: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Windows

0x80070426
-2147023834
ERROR_SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE
The service has not been started

Go to Start -< Run, type in Services.msc and press Enter.

Check the Windows Installer Service - is it set to Manual?

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"rick3475" <rick3475@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when I try installing updates. It
| installed windows installer allright but that is all it will install. I keep
| getting this error code. Help me if possible.


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Old 09-08-2007
rick3475
 
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Re: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Win

I found it to be set to manual. I changed it to automatic. It still will not
load updates.

"TaurArian [MS-MVP]" wrote:

> 0x80070426
> -2147023834
> ERROR_SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE
> The service has not been started
>
> Go to Start -< Run, type in Services.msc and press Enter.
>
> Check the Windows Installer Service - is it set to Manual?
>
> --
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> ====================================
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>
> "rick3475" <rick3475@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:629B3893-2831-4492-BD15-F68347E2C971@microsoft.com...
> |I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when I try installing updates. It
> | installed windows installer allright but that is all it will install. I keep
> | getting this error code. Help me if possible.
>
>
>

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Old 10-08-2007
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Win

Also check that the Automatic Updates service is set to Automatic and
that the Background Intelligent Transfer Service [BITS] is set to Manual.
The Windows Installer service need only be set to Manual.

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rick3475 wrote:

> I found it to be set to manual. I changed it to automatic. It still will not
> load updates.
>
> "TaurArian [MS-MVP]" wrote:
>
>
>>0x80070426
>> -2147023834
>> ERROR_SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE
>> The service has not been started
>>
>>Go to Start -< Run, type in Services.msc and press Enter.
>>
>>Check the Windows Installer Service - is it set to Manual?
>>
>>--
>>====================================
>>TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
>>====================================
>>How to make a good post: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>Defending your machine: http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
>>http://taurarian.mvps.org/index.htm
>>
>>Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>>
>>
>>"rick3475" <rick3475@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:629B3893-2831-4492-BD15-F68347E2C971@microsoft.com...
>>|I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when I try installing updates. It
>>| installed windows installer allright but that is all it will install. I keep
>>| getting this error code. Help me if possible.
>>
>>
>>

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Old 10-08-2007
jypolintan
 
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RE: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Windows



"rick3475" wrote:

> I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when I try installing updates. It
> installed windows installer allright but that is all it will install. I keep
> getting this error code. Help me if possible.

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Old 15-09-2007
LoMayok
 
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RE: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Windows

I Have the same problem with you guys. Error code 0x80070426.

This started when i reinstalled my xp pro without reformat.

Can't delete this files. It keeps coming back when I tried to delete these:
wucltui.dll
wuaueng.dll
wuapi.dll
jscript.dll
MSXML.DLL
MSXML2.DLL
MSXML3.DLL
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Old 15-09-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
 
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Re: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Windows

0x80070426
-2147023834
ERROR_SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE
The service has not been started

Are WU and Bits started?

1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.

2. In the list of services, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Properties.

3. In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply.

4. If Service status is set to Stopped, click Start, and then click OK.

5. Right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and then click Properties.

6. In the Startup type list, click Manual, and then click Apply.



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"LoMayok" <lomayo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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|I Have the same problem with you guys. Error code 0x80070426.
|
| This started when i reinstalled my xp pro without reformat.
|
| Can't delete this files. It keeps coming back when I tried to delete these:
| wucltui.dll
| wuaueng.dll
| wuapi.dll
| jscript.dll
| MSXML.DLL
| MSXML2.DLL
| MSXML3.DLL


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Old 15-09-2007
LoMayok
 
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Re: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Win

Can not install the downloaded update still. If you have something else that
I can try, I am very much willing to try.

Thanks.

"TaurArian [MS-MVP]"
>
> 1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
>
> 2. In the list of services, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Properties.
>
> 3. In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply.
>
> 4. If Service status is set to Stopped, click Start, and then click OK.
>
> 5. Right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and then click Properties.
>
> 6. In the Startup type list, click Manual, and then click Apply.
>
>
>
> --
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> ====================================
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> Defending your machine: http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
> http://taurarian.mvps.org/index.htm
>
> Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>
>
> "LoMayok" <lomayo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:E97E06FE-BB10-44BF-8CDD-0F046B039AB7@microsoft.com...
> |I Have the same problem with you guys. Error code 0x80070426.
> |
> | This started when i reinstalled my xp pro without reformat.
> |
> | Can't delete this files. It keeps coming back when I tried to delete these:
> | wucltui.dll
> | wuaueng.dll
> | wuapi.dll
> | jscript.dll
> | MSXML.DLL
> | MSXML2.DLL
> | MSXML3.DLL
>
>
>

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Old 16-09-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
 
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Re: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Win

Also check the Windows Installer service - should be manual.

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"LoMayok" <lomayo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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| Can not install the downloaded update still. If you have something else that
| I can try, I am very much willing to try.
|
| Thanks.
|
| "TaurArian [MS-MVP]"
| >
| > 1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
| >
| > 2. In the list of services, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Properties.
| >
| > 3. In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply.
| >
| > 4. If Service status is set to Stopped, click Start, and then click OK.
| >
| > 5. Right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and then click Properties.
| >
| > 6. In the Startup type list, click Manual, and then click Apply.
| >
| >
| >
| > --
| > ====================================
| > TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
| > ====================================
| > How to make a good post: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| > Defending your machine: http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
| > http://taurarian.mvps.org/index.htm
| >
| > Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
| >
| >
| > "LoMayok" <lomayo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > news:E97E06FE-BB10-44BF-8CDD-0F046B039AB7@microsoft.com...
| > |I Have the same problem with you guys. Error code 0x80070426.
| > |
| > | This started when i reinstalled my xp pro without reformat.
| > |
| > | Can't delete this files. It keeps coming back when I tried to delete these:
| > | wucltui.dll
| > | wuaueng.dll
| > | wuapi.dll
| > | jscript.dll
| > | MSXML.DLL
| > | MSXML2.DLL
| > | MSXML3.DLL
| >
| >
| >


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  #10  
Old 16-09-2007
LoMayok
 
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RE: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Windows

I tried Dial-A-Fix tool and it fixed everything. If anybody wants to try it,
just google it.
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Old 02-01-2008
firedrill
 
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RE: I keep getting error code 0x80070426 when trying to update Win

Updating XP with SP2, I got error 0x80070426, at retry, I got error 0x8024D00C.
I went around error 0x8024D00C by following suggestion for this error code
in this forum: through "sesrvices.msc" and renaming SoftwareDistribution
folder.

The second time I got error 0x80070426, I submitted the error report, and
got another suggestion back saying that the problem was caused by Internet
Explorer. The recommendation was to install high-priority updates but I had
done that already.

So the next logical step was to update IE first, when attempting to update
to IE7 (I am using IE6 with its SP1) , the site asked for XP with SP2 !! So
now I am in a chicken and egg situation.

I tried the Dial-a-fix once but I did not know what I was doing: there was
a bunch of check boxes, and I didn't know what to check or uncheck.

Any suggestion?



"LoMayok" wrote:

> I tried Dial-A-Fix tool and it fixed everything. If anybody wants to try it,
> just google it.

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