Windows Vista Updates

Posted on 2011-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an HP laptop with Vista Home Premium, I am getting a Code 643 error on several windows updates that have failed. I have run a complete scan with malwarebytes and removed all infected files, I am still having the same problems. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

Other info: Google Chrome is currently installed and is set as the default browser. I am also unable to install iTunes on the unit.

Question by:pbelang11
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    you can try sfc /scannow, or a repair install :
            SFC in Vista
      repair Vista
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    Fix WU might fix the problem
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    Description of the Patch Registration Cleanup Tool


    If needed :

    Try this - Control Panel - Windows Updates - on each Update that will not install - Click the Important Updates
    or the Update itself - double click one then click View More Information (or click on it then View on right side)

    Those will take you to a page where  you can download the update. Or go here and put in the KBxxxxxx number
    to download it.

    Microsoft Download Center

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - Right Click on - RUN AS ADMIN

    Then you can Right Click on the Update in Windows Updates and HIDE.

    If you get an installer error install this version :

    Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable


    Then run these :

    How do I reset Windows Update components? - a Mr Fixit

    Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, and for Windows 7


    If needed you can get free incident reports however the above should take care of it for you.

    For Windows Updates - Free Incident Report

    Go Here and Click -> Windows Update fails while scanning for, downloading, or installing updates

    Hope this helps.

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