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Hey

Well I never really had any problems with windows update before. I have Windows Vista Home Premium running on my computer. It started to stop working when I did a System Restore.
Well it will say it is downloading updates, and it will always remain at 0%. There's no error code or anything. This never happened before. I disabled Windows Update and enabled it again and now it's checking for updates forever.
I don't believe a System Restore should damage Windows Update from not working.. So I don't know what's the problem
Anybody have any fixes or suggestions for solving my problem?
Pleaseeee
THanks

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Last Post by goldeagle2005
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Can you restore to an even earlier version? It seems thast whatever's in your currently restored version is misbehaving.

Have you tried manually downloading Vista SP2 and then running it?

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I already have Vista SP2 installed on my computer
I've tried restoring again and again, but still the problem exists

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Was the system restore made to a point prior to Windows SP2? If so, you are not in a state of grace, IMHO.

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No it wasn't.
Well I completely restored my computer to original factory settings today. Should Windows Update work now?

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First thing springs to mind is that your system became un-validated (ie, MS servers thinking was a pirated copy = no updates allowed). Since you've restored to factory settings, is a little impossible to diagnose if this was in fact the case.

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Hey

It started to stop working when I did a System Restore.

my question is ,why did you do a system restore in the first place !
as you have reset the computer to factory this no longer maters ,just interested !

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First thing springs to mind is that your system became un-validated (ie, MS servers thinking was a pirated copy = no updates allowed). Since you've restored to factory settings, is a little impossible to diagnose if this was in fact the case.

I beg to differ. If indeed his system had become unvalidated, it would initially provide a prompt during login that the OS needs to be re-activated, followed by disabling of the desktop wallpaper and a message on the wallpaper saying "THis copy of Windows is not genuine; you may be a victim of software counterfeiting". . If this activation os not done, it would log him off ltogether.

Also, MS recently changed their pirated=no updates allowed policy. Now, it's more like pirated copy=only critical software and security updates allowed

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