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Esoteric error

When using WSUS or Windows Update, trying to install XP SP2, you'll get error 0x8007f0f4.

Chances are this is a laptop or tablet machine. Believe it or not, this error means you are not on AC Power. On tablets, even when plugged into AC, sometimes the computer will think it's running in battery mode and not install the update. You can validate this by going to the Control Panel, Power Options, and the tab Power Meter.

Solution: Plug into AC Power. If you already were, shut down, remove the batteries, plug into AC Power, and try again.

Told you it was esoteric...


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Apr. 7th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
The mind boggles.
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