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Vista updates have failed for the past 8 months

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chili fries

chili fries


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I had a malware infection and got great help ridding my system of it in this thread:


But when I followed the steps to insure the security of my computer I realized something odd...even though my computer is set to install new Microsoft updates at 3:00 AM every Monday ,all the updates it has tried to install since last November have failed. And when I tried to install Service Pack 2, that also failed. I got a "Service Pack did not install, reverting changes" error message. And when my computer restarted I got this error detailing the SP2 installation failure..."ERROR_EVT_CONFIGURATION_ERROR(0x80073aa2)".

I had no idea my automatic updates were failing. Any help getting my computer to install necessary Windows updates would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I found this posted on the Microsoft forums. Sounds relevant:

Check and see if KB933246 is installed on your computer, if it is remove it.

If you don't want to remove it, or if it is not installed, as was my case, inport the following registry key:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





After I imported the key I booted with only the Microsoft services running and ran the KB947821.

I installed both SP2 and IE8!

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