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Windows Update Error code C800044E in Windows 7

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  • Get Error code C800044E when trying to run Windows Update.  Tried Mr Fixit which didn't work and tried doing this which also didn't work: 

    Please try the following suggestions to see if the issue can be resolved:

     

    1.     Click Start, type notepad in the Start Search box and then press Enter.

    2.     Copy and then paste (or type) the following command lines into the Notepad window:

     

    net stop wuauserv

    cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution

    ren Download Download.old

    net start wuauserv

               

    3.     On the File menu, click Save As , and then type Rename.bat .

    4.     Click Save as type , and then click All Files (*.*) . 

    5.     Save the Rename.bat file to your desktop. 

    6.     Right-click the Rename.bat file, and then click Run as administrator .  If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue . This renames the Download folder.

    7.     Try to install updates again. 

    8.     If the issue is resolved, delete the Rename.bat file that you created in the previous steps. 

     

     

    any other ideas?

    Thursday, April 01, 2010 8:35 PM

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