Receiving Error 8000FFFF when trying to Install SP1 on Vista

Posted on 2012-09-12
Last Modified: 2012-09-27

I am receiving the error code 8000FFFF when trying to install SP1 on Vista from Windows Updates and manually.

Many thanks
Question by:geoff_plass
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    Accepted Solution

    Dear geoff_plass,

    You can try to resolve the issue by 2 methods;

    Method 1 : Restart your computer and try to install update again

    Method 2 : First backup your registry file and then delete the registry entries which might be the root cause of the issue

        Click Start
        Start button
        In the Start Search box, type regedit.
        In the Programs list, click Regedit.exe.
        User Account Control permission
        If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
        Find and then click the following registry subkey:
        Right-click COMPONENTS.
        Click Export.
        In the File Name box, type COMPONENTS.
        In the Save in box, click Desktop, and then click Save to save the file to your desktop.
        In the details pane, right-click PendingXmlIdentifier, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
        In the details pane, right-click NextQueueEntryIndex, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
        In the details pane, right-click AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
        Restart the computer.

    Detailed information is available in this KB article.


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