Get the error code 641, cannot install Windows updates.

Reluctant to do a reinstall of windows.  I had the same problem, find the same useless information on a cure.  I did a reinstall of windows (Vista) and partially by installing the updates of windows I ran into the same problem again, the windows installer does not.  Even from scratch will get not anywhere, leaving you at least your system as it stands leaves can be used instead of a partially updated with no program system.

I wonder if Apple has this kind of problem?


I suggest to reset the Windows Update components and check if it helps.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP

How to reset the Windows Update components?

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    According the description, you are unable to install the Windows updates as you get error 80080005.

    1. you are looking for any specific update?

    2. did you of recent changes to the computer before the show?

    I've provided methods to fix the Windows Update the question. Carefully follow each method. If a method does not work, go ahead with the methods following to solve the problem.

    Method 1: Run the fixit available in the link below to reset windows update components.

    How to reset the Windows Update components?

    Now, you can try to install these windows updates fails manually from the link below Download Center

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    Method 3: Follow the instructions in the link:

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    Note 1: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 ( )

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    Hi decg,.

    1 Windows operating system you are using?

    2. which windows update you are installing?

    Method 1:

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