solving update error code 80073712

Perris Calderon

dealer
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
24 Jan 2002
Messages
12,375
man In've been having some update problems, got this new one, 80073712 and microsoft had to walk me through the fix, here it is;
C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml. If the pending.xml exists, please delete it. If it cannot be deleted, let's take ownership of this file. If the file did not exist, please skip this and try Step 2.



1: Take Ownership of pending.xml

-----------------------------------

1. Right click pending.xml and left click on properties.

2. On the Security tab, click on "Advanced"

3. On the Owner tab, click Edit.

4. Click Other users and groups.

5. Type the account we use in Windows Vista and click OK.

6. Select the account we have just added.

7. Click OK to apply to the changes.



2: Assign full control permission of the file to the Administrator account:

---------------------------------------------------

1. Right-click the file pending.xml again, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Security tab, and then click Edit.

3. Highlight the account we use in Windows Vista, check the Full control box, and then click OK.



After that, please right click pending.xml file, click Delete to remove the file.

that worked for me, there is a part two but it requires sending a file and since part one worked I won't have part two to post
 
Last edited:

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!

Forum statistics

Threads
62,000
Messages
673,425
Members
5,593
Latest member
moussa021