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I turned on an old Vista laptop and it said, quite correctly, the operating system has to be updated. Last time was 4/21/12. When I tell it to update it says it has to update the updating software. So I tell it to do that. It does and then says I should check for updates. I say okay and it tells me I have to update the updating software. It will do that forever, but never actually does any updating.

Any suggestions, other than getting rid of the computer?
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Check the date and time, make sure it is correct.
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The date was off by 7 months, but fixing it didn't help.
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Try the online update method, see if that works.

Open Control Panel, click on Windows Update (or System Maintenance then Windows Update).
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If that doesn't help, try Windows Repair All-In-One. For you, uncheck all selections then check just Windows Update. Run it then try the update again.
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None of that helped. It was not a total waste though; my wifi wasn't working, but now it is. (I ran everything instead of just the one) So you have helped me.

Now I am getting Code 800B0100 error. I tried turning off the firewall and virus protection, but that didn't help either.
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See if this helps: How do I reset Windows Update components?.

Expand the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 section then run the Fixit.

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