When you try to download and install Windows Updates or even check for updates in Windows Vista, you may end up with the error “Error no. 80245003″.
To resolve this problem try the following:
Stop Windows Update Service
1. Click Start – type “services.msc” in search box and launch services.
2. Look for the Windows Update service, right-click on it and click Stop.
Rename SoftwareDistribution folder
3. Rename the c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to something like SoftwareDistribution.orig
4. Now, start the Windows Update service by right-clicking the service and select Start.
Now try to run Windows Update and it should recreate the SoftwareDistribution folder and start downloading the updates.