Even Microsoft can't seem to fix this! Their tech support for Vista escalates me from one person to another, each one more useless than the one before. I was going to re-image this thing, but decided to give it another shot since I don't want to have to go through the hassle of reloading all my drivers for my peripherals. I am using Vista Ultimate 64bit Windows update gives me an error code 80070424 when I try to update manually. The only updates in my history that actually occur automatically are Windows Defender updates. I copied the below text from a post in a tech forum, but it is my exact situation: Wanna kill these ads? We can help!