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Windows Update Error number: 0x80070078

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Windows Update Error number: 0x80070078

  • Hope this is the right board...
    Received this error message today while trying to update Windows XP SP2; never had a problem until today.  Any suggestions?
    Thanks...  V
  • Forum Member Since 2001

  • Thanks for the reply, but the error message I get is 0x80070078 - not 0x800a0007. 

    And besides, I have no idea of what they are talking about! 

    How did you find that?  --V

  • Sorry, I misread your post. Some of these errors can be found by doing a Google Search.  maybe something here will be helpful.

    Forum Member Since 2001

  • Thanks...for some reason you got more from Google than I did - wonder why...

    None of those sites had the same problem I did - and to top it off, I hardly understood anything they were talking about!

    I tried to restore the computer to a different date, but for some reason, it just wouldn't go.  I have never had these problems before and I am perplexed.  --V

  • V from CA, I have been searching for anything that may help and really haven't found much on error number 0x80070078. Is that the completer error message? Do you already have SP2?    Also try cleaning up your temp files by going to Internet Explorer>Tools>Internet Options>Delete Files>put a check mark in Delete OfflineFiles and click on OK.

    Message Edited by aps@sun on 03-29-2005 01:55 PM

    Message Edited by aps@sun on 03-29-2005 01:56 PM

    Forum Member Since 2001

  • I clean my temp files quite often and another clean just now did not help.

    Here's the message I get directly from MS after hitting    

    (usually takes a few seconds)..........

    The last option does not work either - I sent them an e-mail but have yet to get a response.

    I have also sent this message to another forum board, Windows XP.  Maybe between the boards, I can get a handle on this problem.


    [Error number: 0x80070078]

    Error IconWindows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page. You may find the following resources helpful in resolving the problem:

    For self-help options:

    For assisted support options:


    Message Edited by V from CA on 03-29-2005 03:08 PM