I get the error code ‘Code 8000 – FFFF’ on my Windows Vista. I can’t seem to do any Windows updates. Is there a way to fix this so that I can do normal updates. Please advise.
Hello, you can also go to this link, for another possible fix:
Hello you could also run the following batch file to fix windows update. To do so follow the next steps:
-- Open Notepad
-- copy the following commands
net stop wuauserv
net start wuauserv
-- paste them in notepad
-- On menu, click on File
-- select save as
-- on box that pops up, find the on save as type box at bottom of box and make sure to select all files
-- On File name box at bottom, type update.fix
-- add extension .bat to end of name, it should look like the following: update.fix.bat
-- select a place to save your file that is easy to find, like your desktop
-- click on save
-- now that batch file is saved, go to the place you saved it and
-- double click on it to execute it
-- when it asks you if you want to add it to registry, click on yes
-- you are done. Try Windows Update
did any of the solutions suggested above solve the problem and are you able to install Windows Updates now? Please let us know what worked for you or whether you need more help. Thank you!
Correction Either Mike’s Mar 10, 2011 solution and/or Fidelis’ Bath file solution on Mar 14, 2011 works! Thanks guys for sharing your knowledge! I did get a few rejected lines for the batch file (not recognized): regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll, regsvr32 wucltui.dll, regsvr32 wuweb.dll. Does any know why?
Hello, try running the tool on the following link on aggresive mode. You can run this tool in two different modes; default and aggresive. Try running it on default mode and test. if it does not work run the tool on aggresive mode.
There is a known problem with a previous Hotfix on Vista:
1. open Control Panel and navigate to "Add or remove programs"
2. click on View installed updates on the left hand pane
3. locate KB929777 and deinstall it
4. try running Windows Update again
If this doesn't help try the Microsoft FixIt solution
Look in Windows Update history and see if any previous updates have failed, try and manually download the file and install.
Reboot and try Windows Update again.
Also check your WindowsUpdate.Log for any clues of "FAILURE" or "FATAL ERROR".
Location is at: %windir%WindowsUpdate.log
Typically this will be: C:WindowsWindowsUpdate.log
To do this in Windows Vista go to the Start Orb --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services --> Double Click "Windows Update Service" --> On General Tab for this service select the STOP button under Service Status.
2) Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in C:Windows to SoftwareDistribution.old
3) Re-Start the Automatic Update/Windows Update service. (...use the instructions in no.1) above.
On the next Windows Update, Vista will rebuild the folder C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution
Some important Windows Update system files may need to be re-registered with the operating system.
In Windows Vista go to the Start Search box on the Start Menu, and type:
...and then press Enter.
When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" message, click OK.
Please repeat these steps for each of the following commands: