Windows Defender Update Error: 080240029

Posted On 2008-07-07 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: Tip Windows Windows XP Vista
Views: 1509

When you try to upgrade Windows Defender you get an error:

Error found: Code 080240029

  1. Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  2. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder and select Rename.

  3. Rename the file to SoftwareDistribution.old, and press ENTER.

If you get an error message when you try to rename this folder, you may have to restart your computer in Safe Mode. To do this, hold down the F5 key during bootup.

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