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Windows VISTA update manager error


GerryH

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Just installed VISTA and upon loading get an update manager error code "#-5" which I cannot find explained anywhere. Anyone have an idea about what this means and how to correct it? :P

Did you google the error? This is one page that talks about what might be your error. You should also go to Microsft's site and look through the KB articles for info.

I hope this was a new install and not an upgrade from XP. ;)

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Just installed VISTA and upon loading get an update manager error code "#-5" which I cannot find explained anywhere. Anyone have an idea about what this means and how to correct it? :P

 

Reading your last posts, and seeing the problems you were having then, I would hope that you did a Format C:\, before installing Vista.

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Just installed VISTA and upon loading get an update manager error code "#-5" which I cannot find explained anywhere. Anyone have an idea about what this means and how to correct it? :P

This was an update from XP S2 Media

 

Reading your last posts, and seeing the problems you were having then, I would hope that you did a Format C:\, before installing Vista.

I used the Dell Assistant disk with the conversion from Windows XP Media to VISTA Premium Home

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GerryH,

have you contacted Dell on this issue?

 

cd

I e mailed them and they linked me to a Microsoft article about converting hard disk partition from FAT32 to NTFS but I was denied-do no have sufficient priveleges..need to run in an elevated mode? what does this all mean?

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Just installed VISTA and upon loading get an update manager error code "#-5" which I cannot find explained anywhere. Anyone have an idea about what this means and how to correct it? :P

 

 

Hi,

Just got that same error with my system. I fixed it thru this..

 

Type CMD on the instant search bar

 

Right-click then run as admin

 

cd\ <enter>

 

cd Program Files\Common Files\Installshield\UpdateService\

 

dir

 

type ISUSPM <enter>

 

reboot

 

problem should be resolved. ^_^

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hey shindo, can u please specify a little more on what to type in please? i am kind of new in windows as i used to own a mac before, so i dont rly get the cd\ the dir and when u say <enter>, u mean the key i have to press right?

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<enter> does indeed mean to push the 'enter' key.

 

However, very often problems are addressed along the way by means of updates, and what was once an excellent 'fix' is no longer relevant (and may cause damage).

 

I think that is what cd means by pointing out that the thread was originally over a year old.

 

Posting to an old, dead thread ("necroposting") is rarely a good idea. Neither is 'hijacking' someone else's thread if you have similar symptoms that may be from different causes.

 

You might get farther by starting your OWN thread with the details of YOUR problem.

 

Lynn

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