Windows Vista SP1 - Update Error 0x80073712

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Issue


Upon using Windows Updater service I'm getting the following error :

0x80073712

Solution


That simply means that the Windows Update files are corrupted.

You can try to remedy by doing:
  • Start
  • In the search field type the following command:
  • command automatically fixes any errors encountered
    • chkdsk c: /f
  • Right click and Run as Adminstrator.
  • Any errors encountered shall be fixed.

Windows Vista - Always boot in safe mode.
Windows Vista - Evaluation Copy.Build 6002 displayed