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Offline Willy2

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Windows Update Error help
« on: September 18, 2016, 11:39:26 PM »
- MS provides some help to solve Windows Update errors. It has a webpage that actually gives (again) some help to determine what the cause could be for a number of errors. And what to do when such an error pops up. This assumes that one's system hasn't any corruption in the system files and/or in the infamous "winsxs" folder.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/i-got-an-error-code-from-windows-update

For me, there was no need to (extensively) test/use this webpage because all my Updates happened without a hiccup. Do readers of this post have any experience with this guide ?

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Re: Windows Update Error help
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 02:18:07 PM »
I've never seen that before but it looks like a useful site - I normally just Google the error code which usually produces a possible fix, but they don't always work.

I recently had a 0x80070057 and came across the same solutions as that website produces.

I ended up having to download/run SURT - took ages :)

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Re: Windows Update Error help
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 03:08:05 PM »
- The amount of error covered is still (fairly) limited. I had three errors that weren't included in the list. Perhaps MS is still busy adding errors to that list/database.

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Re: Windows Update Error help
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 03:29:05 PM »
That's possible but I would have thought they have had plenty of practice at giving errors their codes, even if some are classed as unknown errors.

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Re: Windows Update Error help
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 02:31:35 AM »
But what about sub error codes.
The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

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Re: Windows Update Error help
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 03:13:22 AM »
Here is a list of update error codes - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/938205 and this article has some useful links to other error codes

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-errors-system-error-messages-code

Are these what you mean by "sub error codes" ?