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Windows Update Error 0x80070005 XP SP3 cannot update

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hey all,

Thanks in advance for the help. Basically, I have a Windows XP SP3 machine that cannot perform a Windows Update. When looking in the Event Viewer, the following is an error every time the automatic update tries to go:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Service Control Manager
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      7023
Date:            14/06/2010
Time:            3:47:18 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      computer
The Automatic Updates service terminated with the following error:
The class is configured to run as a security id different from the caller

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Furthermore, when I try to run the Update manually, it fails on the WGA installation step with: Error number: 0x80070005

I tried doing the manual WGA, at which point Microsoft verified the copy of Windows as genuine, but alas the next time I tried to update (immediately after and after a restart), still no luck.

Thanks in advance
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