All income has disappeared due to lockdown and a couple of friends have given me a fair pile of computers for repair. I have a Windows 10 laptop with Windows Update problems, An update consistently fails with a 0x80070017 error which led me to windows 10 update error code 0x80070017 ??
. Essentially the answer is:
Open administrative Command Prompt and type following commands one-by-one followed by Enter key.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
But I get access denied when I try to run the two
commands. Why's that? I am running an admin shell (which is the same as root right).