Solved

Vista Update Service missing

Posted on 2009-04-07
11
904 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello,

I am trying to solve an issue that seems to be asked before but none of the suggested solution have worked. My aim is NOT to format the computer.
So, I keep encountering an 80070424 error with Windows update. When I try to install the update Agent installer I get Fatal Error, without any code. Anything other update that i try to install manually gives me an error of a missing or ungregistered service. Having checked two Vista machine healthy has wups2.dll in registry whereas the second machine doesn't. Apparently, please correctly if I am wrong, I seem to have an unregistered service. How do I solve this??????

Thanks for reading :)
0
Comment
Question by:gkarydis
11 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:mfehrmann
ID: 24124344
I have the exact same problem, Vista laptop x64 and I am unable to obtain Windows updates.  I have gone over all the steps I could find on Experts-Exchange so far.  I tried downloading Vista SP2 and I got an error that states ERROR SERVICE DOES NOT EXIST 0x80070424 which is oddly enough the same error code I get when trying to do a Windows Update out of control panel.  Can anyone help here?
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:peter41
ID: 24124614
Have you activeted your Windows OS installation ?
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:skywalker39
ID: 24126016
Hi gkarydis,

Have you tried running Dial-a-fix? Here's a link http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:mfehrmann
ID: 24126947
Yes I tried that, it doesn't run against Vista
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:mfehrmann
ID: 24127829
I ended up wiping the machine.  I only had the weekend to work on it and my buddy has to go back to school now so we had to wipe it.  
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:Gregg DesElms
Gregg DesElms earned 100 total points
ID: 24133446
gkarydis wrote: "I am trying to solve an issue that seems to be asked before but none of the suggested solution have worked."
And precisely what suggested solutions were those?  There's no point in re-inventing the wheel, here, so tell us:  What have you tried which hasn't worked... precisely?
 
gkarydis wrote: "My aim is NOT to format the computer."
No argument here.  I am constantly appalled by the so-called "experts" who so easily and quickly throw-in the towel and resort to wiping and re-installing.  There is no problem (or at least darned few of them) which cannot be fixed without resorting to that extreme.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
gkarydis earned 0 total points
ID: 24821260
Ended by formating computer.

no solution found. Tried:
1. downloading update manager
2. restarting manually service(s)
3. addon through microsoft to repair fault
etc

Vista IS activated.

0
 

Author Comment

by:gkarydis
ID: 24821274
no solution suggested / found
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question