Fresh Install of XP Pro & SP2, now updates won't work

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by bpvarian, May 13, 2005.

  1. bpvarian

    bpvarian Guest

    Hello.
    I just applied a fresh copy of XP Pro, and I was able to do all of the
    initial critical updates. then I did SP2. I went back after SP2 was done,
    to do whatever was left, and the following fail:
    KB886285
    KB887472
    KB887742
    KB890923
    KB885250

    All in one day! How come they stopped working after SP2? I to follow some
    of the help articles like cleaning up temporary internet files, making sure
    my security levels in IE were set to default.
    Also, under the C Program files/Windowupdater, it doesn't show any folders.
    I am making sure to show all hidden files and system files as well.
    What could be wrong?
     
    bpvarian, May 13, 2005
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  2. bpvarian

    TaurArian Guest

    Possibility – Check in C:\Windows\inf directory for the file branches.inf.
    Right click the file, check properties, and make sure that the read only box is not
    checked.

    Note that the inf folder is hidden and is directly under the Windows folder.
    Quickest way to open is:
    From Start/Run, type in the following exact text:
    %windir%\inf
    Then Press OK, and the folder will open.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822798
    You Cannot Install Some Updates or Programs “Digital Signature not foundâ€
     
    TaurArian, May 13, 2005
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  3. bpvarian

    bpvarian Guest

    as it turns out, the thing that fixed my problem was something to do with the
    proxy server. I read a post or Microsoft article about running a command
    line script to add or clean up your proxy.
    this worked.
    WEIRD because I installed XP on 2 exact same computers at the exact same
    location, and only 1 had problems.
     
    bpvarian, May 14, 2005
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  4. bpvarian

    TaurArian Guest

    Thanks for posting back, it just may help someone else.
    Kaylene
     
    TaurArian, May 14, 2005
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