Windows Update Problem

Category: Quickies


Recently I have had problems with the Windows Update site. I keep getting the following message: [Error number: 0x80070005] The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. I have followed all the obvious solution trails without success. I can download updates manually and apply them but this is a bit time consuming and puts the onus on me to ensure I am up to date with all patches ... i'd much rather have it running automatically. Have you any ideas that may help.


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Posted by:

Callie Jordan
25 Sep 2005

Try this KB article:;en-us;836926

or this one:

When searching for available updates on the Update site, you receive the 0x800B0001 error.

and/or see this posting on the Windows Update google group about a similar problem (you are not alone):

Here's the tinyurl for that page, as the above address is waaaaay too long:

Posted by:

Dr. Don
20 Jun 2007

The only workaround I have found is to run msconfig and run the disable UAC script under the tools tab. This works until MS solves this in Vista. It will restore the use of a wireless adaptor and restore the functionality of your network.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't see anything like you mention when I look at the Tools tab. Did you mean to comment on some other article?

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