Windows Update error 8007000D with KB2870699 on Windows 7 Home Prem 64 Bit


I've got a frustrating Windows update error that I can't seem to fix.  No matter what i do, I get an Update error 8007000D when KB2870699 is installing.  I've tried the MS Fixit, SFC to see everything is OK, and looked the event logs for clues, but to no avail.

Any ideas how to solve this bugger?

Thank you for any guidance here.
Mark LitinOwnerAsked:
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Hello mlitin... Hopefully this info will help...If at all possible you may be able to tell the patch NOT to install if you don't need it.  Although MS is a bit OCD about sequential required patches.  Is it optional or it IE8?....Have your patches failed before like this?

What the patch does...

Here is a link to a tool that may help resolve the issue...I know nothing of its performance or how much extras it comes with eg toolbars and other fluff. It should be a last resort style solution,

Possible solution to fix 8007000D errors, although it looks a bit plastic and better solutions may be out there, without having to install something that may ID the problem, then ransom you for cash to fix it.

It is most likely a registry issue.  If you have existing registry cleaner software that you use then give it a run.  I do not use any registry cleaners as they generally mess things up.  If you are willing to risk it CC Cleaner may be worth a try.
you can try uninstalling the latest update(s) - then try reinstalling again
if recent, a system restore can help also - and watch for software changes!
Mark LitinOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your quick responses and great info.  I used the first link from tapanpattanaik and renaming the software distribution  folder, which did the trick.

Thanks again for being there.

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