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Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit updates won't run..

Error is 641, code 80070641.  Running Iolo System Mechanic for virus protection and have been running this for some time with no problems with windows updates.  the firewall in System Mechanic is turned off - Windows firewall turned on.

any help?
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DebraKline
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DebraKline
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xDUCKxCommented:
Stop the BITS service
Stop the Windows Update service
rename the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old
rename the C:\WIndows\WIndowsupdate.log file to Windowsupdate.log.old
Start the Windows update service
Start the BITS service

Try again.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Does reinstalling the "Windows Installer" fix it for you?

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8483
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Michael-BestCommented:
Try:
Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
System Update Readiness Tool that fixes Windows Update problems is available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
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DebraKlineAuthor Commented:
have tried each of these links none have fixed problem, and I also tried stopping background intelligent service and windows update service and renaming the folder and log file - still same error.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Did you try reinstalling the "Windows Installer" ??
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DebraKlineAuthor Commented:
the link from dstewartjr though I guess I wasn't able to run - I selected the winodws6.0_KB942288-V2-x86.msu file since I'm running Vista Home Premium 32 and it said it was not a valid application.
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DebraKlineAuthor Commented:
PROBLEM SOLVED!!  Updated my antivirus program which is Iolo's System Mechanic Professional.  Found info online after much research and pointed me in the direction of Iolo and ran the free software update and that solved my problem.  Windows updates are now running beautifully!  thanks for all the input.
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DebraKlineAuthor Commented:
found solution..
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