Windows could not search for new updates - error Code 80070005, please can someone help?

I get the message above for about 6 months, really since I tried to install updates including IE9, it went to the wall. It seems that the history of all my previous updates have the problem dissappeared also.

I searched in different forums and tried several solutions but no evail, but some people do not seem to have been lucky enough to rectify the issue even if I do not deliver hope immediately.

I am running Vista Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 1720, but I don't have any software recovery to help me as far as I know that I'm running as the administrator should therefore not be permissions issues, but please also no matter what advice would be welcome.

If everything fails to buy Vista or a version?

Thank you for any assistance.


Method 1:  Boot your system to the boot and install updates Windows in this mode. Try now to the KB article to perform the clean boot.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista and Windows 7:
Note: After you used the clean boot in order to solve your problem follow step 7 to reset the computer to start as usual.
Method 2:  Disable the security software and then try to update Windows.
Note: Please do not forget to turn it back on.
Method 3: Run the system update tool.
Description of the preparation tool system update for Windows Vista for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2:

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