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  • I've followed through multiple threads to find a solution to this error during Microsoft Updates, but I've never found a fix in the forums - it might be there, I just never found it.

     

    Here's what worked for me (only for IE) - I'll include all steps, though I think it was the very last step that actually did the entire fix:

     

    1.  Boot into safe mode

    2.  Click START | RUN | type in net stop WuAuServ

    3.  Rename the <%windows%>\SoftwareDistribution folder to something like SoftwareDistributionOld

    4.  Rename the <%windows%>\system32\Catroot2 folder to something like Catroot2Old

    5.  reboot

    6.  Launch IE

    7.  Empty cache

    8.  Click TOOLS

    9.  Click MANAGE ADD-ONS

     10.  Click Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool

    11.  Click the ENABLE button.

    12.  Click OK

    13. restart

     

    I hope this helps someone somewhere.

    Thursday, April 5, 2007 10:47 AM