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Vista Updates Fail

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I purchased a new Windows 7 machine, and I want to use Belkin’s Easy Transfer cable to migrate my data from a Vista machine. Sadly, the procedure requires that SP1 be installed on the Vista machine, and an error has always prevented that update (even after a clean reinstallation of the OS): 80073712 error. Please help.

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  1. Solution Center on Jun 12, 2011

    Determine if c:\windows\winsps\pending.xml is present. If so, take ownership and then use elevated command prompt to delete.
    Stop antivirus programs.
    Run “sfc /scannow” from elevated command prompt (System File Checker).
    Run Windows Update Agent: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=100334 (for x86)
    Run System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
    Stop the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
    Run Windows Update.

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