Files required to use Microsoft Update are no longer registered...

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by aztony, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. aztony

    aztony Guest

    I keep getting this message when using Update:
    Files required to use Microsoft Update are no longer registered or installed
    on your computer

    I haven't turned on my desktop for 3 weeks, turned it on just to install any
    updates, and ran into this problem which I didn't have 3 weeks ago. What
    gives?

    Running XP Pro
     
    aztony, Jun 22, 2010
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  2. aztony

    aztony Guest

    I forgot to add that I have tried registering the files suggested by MS
    support using the cmd mode. I seem to remember seeing in other posts related
    to this problem, that there were some files that were not suggested, so I'm
    really not sure if all the files needed were registered. I also did a reboot
    after registering the files.
     
    aztony, Jun 22, 2010
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  3. aztony

    yson010362 Guest

     
    yson010362, Jun 22, 2010
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  4. Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2010
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  5. aztony

    aztony Guest

    SP3
    McAfee Security Suite, Yes it is current
    SuperAntiSpyware, AdAware, Spybot - SAS is the only one that runs on
    startup. The others are done manually.
    No 3rd party firewall.
    I did have ZA Security Suite a couple of months back but had a problem with
    it when they issued an upgrade. I ended up uninstalling it and going to
    McAfee. It was not a trial version.
     
    aztony, Jun 23, 2010
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  6. McAfee Security Suite

    Pick one: McAfee Internet Security; McAfee Total Protection; McAfee Security
    Center.

    Had your ZA subscription already expired by the time you installed this
    McAfee application?

    Did a Norton or McAfee free trial come preinstalled on the computer when you
    bought it?

    Is Spybot Resident Tea Timer enabled?

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    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    [Access KB971058 via Internet Explorer (32-bit) only; Run the Fix It in
    DEFAULT and AGGRESSIVE modes]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 23, 2010
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  7. aztony

    aztony Guest

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I never received a notice that my
    message was replied too and I haven't been on my desktop.

    McAfee Security Center is the program I have.
    No, ZA wasn't expired at the time of installation. I used ZA's uninstall
    program to make sure everything was deleted.
    No, Tea Timer is off.

    Just for reference. Update was and had been working up and until I didn't
    use the pc for 3 weeks. When I went to turn it on and run windows update is
    when this issue started. What happened from the time I turned it off until
    then I have no idea. Is there a way to maybe repair Windows with the CD?

     
    aztony, Jul 1, 2010
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  8. You missed one...
    Is McAfee Security Center a freebie from your ISP?

    Did you try doing a Reset yet?

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 1, 2010
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