FIX: Post XP SP3 application, all updates fail to install

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by MowGreen [MVP], Aug 11, 2008.

  1. After the application of SP3 all subsequent Automatic updates may fail
    to install. Also applies to a clean or a repair installation of XP:

    Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
    Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you perform a new
    Windows XP installation or you repair a Windows XP installation
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

    Try Method 1 first. This *usually* resolves the update installation issue.
    If no joy, do Method 2, the installation of the latest Version of the
    Windows Update Agent [WUA], as laid out here:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/mowgreen/index.php?showentry=1172


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    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 11, 2008
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  2. MowGreen [MVP]

    TaurArian Guest

    And just to add to Mow's posting, If you don't know what version of WU to download in
    method 2 -

    To find out if you have a 32 bit system (x86) -
    Click Start, Select Run, now type in: msinfo32
    Press Okay or Enter


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    | After the application of SP3 all subsequent Automatic updates may fail
    | to install. Also applies to a clean or a repair installation of XP:
    |
    | Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
    | Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you perform a new
    | Windows XP installation or you repair a Windows XP installation
    | http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
    |
    | Try Method 1 first. This *usually* resolves the update installation issue.
    | If no joy, do Method 2, the installation of the latest Version of the
    | Windows Update Agent [WUA], as laid out here:
    | http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/mowgreen/index.php?showentry=1172
    |
    |
    | MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    | ===============
    | *-343-* FDNY
    | Never Forgotten
    | ===============
     
    TaurArian, Aug 11, 2008
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  3. And, look at System Type or System Processor. Thanks for the tip, K.


    MG
     
    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 12, 2008
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  4. MowGreen [MVP]

    Kmac Guest

    I tried the windows support remedy and it took the .dll, but the "updates are
    ready for your computer" symbol is still showing up in my task bar. It's been
    there for a couple months now and I've tried installing it a number of times.
    At this point I just want to get rid of the thing......how do I do that?
    Thanks,
     
    Kmac, Nov 26, 2008
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  5. 8/11/2008 12:33 PM PST
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...ad23&mid=7b7487da-010f-4a7e-b862-c19381a66fbc
    Doubleclick on that icon and click Custom...
    What does it show?

    Uncheck an update you don't want to install.
    However, it would be better to figure out
    what is wrong and fix it so the update can install
    completely.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 28, 2008
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  6. MowGreen [MVP]

    Kmac Guest

    It says:
    Update Title
    Windows Xp Service Pack 3(KB9369290)
    Details
    Size: 66.9 MB - 316.4 MB

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is an update to Windows XP that addresses
    key feedback from our customers and is a cumulative update that includes all
    previously released updates for Windows XP, including security updates.
    Windows XP SP3 contains a small number of new updates and should not
    significantly change the Windows XP experience. After you install this item,
    you may have to restart your computer.

    More information for this update can be found at
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929







     
    Kmac, Nov 28, 2008
    #6
  7. Please begin a new thread about your problem. Thanks.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 28, 2008
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