Windows 10: Windows Update - SoftwareDistribution folder location change error

Discus and support Windows Update - SoftwareDistribution folder location change error in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have been using Windows 10 and I need to install a cumulative update (with standalone installer) to the system. However, as the memory of hard drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ezg_, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. ezg_ Win User

    Windows Update - SoftwareDistribution folder location change error


    I have been using Windows 10 and I need to install a cumulative update (with standalone installer) to the system. However, as the memory of hard drive is only 32gb, more space is needed and it is not possible for me to free up the drive.

    Therefore, I changed the SoftwareDistribution folder location (moved from c drive to removable disk) by using symlink methods. After the junction was created, I tried to install the update but I get the following error:

    "Installer encountered an error: 0x8007000b. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format."

    How can I solve it?

    :)
     
  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Feb 20, 2019
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  3. JousteR Win User
    WTF! Vista update error code 80070002

    I just did this couple of days ago worked fine for me..*Smile Windows Update - SoftwareDistribution folder location change error :)
     
    JousteR, Feb 20, 2019
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  4. Boomer Win User

    Windows Update - SoftwareDistribution folder location change error

    WTF! Vista update error code 80070002

    I need more information - Minhajul Hoq
    29-Nov-07 06:12:31

    Can you please tell me the error code you receive when you get the update failed message? If it is 80070002 or anything like that, follow these steps:



    Well, first of all let me just say that I am not a computer professional. However, I have had the same problem with my 32-Bit Windows Vista Home Premium (making Microsoft's statement null and void) and I have solved it! Here are the step by step instructions:



    1) Go to the Start Menu.

    2) Click on Computer.

    3) Open up the drive where windows is installed (usually your C drive).

    4) Open the Windows Folder.

    5) Scroll down a bit and locate the SoftwareDistribution folder (exactly like that).

    6) Open the Download folder.

    7) Open the Install folder.

    8) There sould only be one file there. Right click on it and select "Run as Administrator".

    9) After entering an Administrator password, run the installation, using the default values and clicking yes at the license.

    10) After the installation is complete (shouldn't take more than a few minutes), restart your computer (as an added precaution, though not necessary).

    11) After the computer restarts again, run Windows Update again. It should run as normal. All fixed!

    I apologize for Microsoft's ineptitude.


    This worked for me guys...
     
    Boomer, Feb 20, 2019
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