We have been upgrading our business machines to Windows 7 64bit (clean install). Done about 18 so far and I am now working on a laptop. Followed same procedure as other machines. I have tried to do the update and it comes back with error codes 8E5E0408 and error code 80244019, I have tried to do them manually and it tries until the status bar gets about 1/3 thru and then it stops and says installation failed. No other error message.
I have stopped and started BITS, and Windows Update. One post I found a tool to check windows updates and it did say it fixed a registry entry, but it still will not install updates for Windows 7 (64) Security Updates. I can manually install the couple of .net updates that were listed. And yes, I have done restarts after the things I have tried.