"administrators only" error on windows xp update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Ritchie, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Ritchie

    Ritchie Guest

    hi.. I think I missed some critical updates and my version of xp went
    out of date... :( everythink regarding microsoft cannot update... when
    I tried to update from windows update it says "admnistrators only" :/
    well I 'm the admninistrator....
    I did what microsoft tells in the troubleshoot page on windows update
    but no luck....
    and so I can't update.. I download
    sp1a since I have sp1 on my XP but fails to installes saying that,
    "setup couldn't verify the integrity of update.inf" and to check for
    cryptographic services if they are running and if they on
    automatic... which they are...:/ when I tried directX9 setup fails
    saying that didn't pass windows logo testing...:/ and last the MSN
    ..NET services can't login... only with MSN messenger v4.7 all others
    fails to connect... I tried allmost everything... i stop and start the
    cryptographic services, I renamed/deleted the catroot2 folder but
    still nothing... I insert trusted certificates from other computer
    (mine was still there,they were not deleted) but nothing... i tried
    all the things that Microsoft recoments for these problems and a lot
    more other people in other similar groups adviced me but nothing...:/
    anybody with something new...? thanxs
    Ritchie, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. Ritchie

    Maurice N Guest

    #1. If you had XP SP1 already, there's no reason to look or get SP1a. 1a is the same as the SP1 except it does no have the MS Java VM.
    e.g. You do not gain anything by applying the service pack.

    #2. There is a set of possible cures for "integrity of update.inf" and another set for "administrator only".
    #3. IF applying any service pack, you must take special precautions to reduce any "user-startup apps" & "services for user-startup apps" to none. That way nothing interferes with the SP update process.

    Hope you are familiar with Regedit. If so, use it carefully, after studying some items at Kelly's Korner.
    See http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_w.htm then scroll down to "Windows Update" section.
    Maurice N, Jul 4, 2003
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