! out of 18 updates wont install

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Peter, May 31, 2005.

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    Peter Guest

    Windows Installer 3.1 fails to install, but all the rest installed fine.
    This is following a repair installation of XPSP2.
    Other problems that may or may not have a connection to this: Although my
    internet connection is fine and "always on" (hi-speed cable) Windows Help &
    Support can't find a connection for the "Did you know" section.
    Peter, May 31, 2005
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    TaurArian Guest

    TaurArian, May 31, 2005
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    Peter Guest

    Thanks for the help. I tried saving the .exe to my desktop. It wouldn't
    install. Tried in safe mode too...no go. I think it's format and
    reinstall time....third time in 3 days. I've never had problems like this
    Peter, May 31, 2005
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    Peter Guest

    I did what I said...it worked this time, thanks.
    Peter, Jun 1, 2005
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    Scott Guest

    I am having a similar problem. Everytime I start my laptop I am told I have
    an update ready to install. It is always Windows Installer 3.1. I install
    and even though it appears succesful it apparently never installs correctly.
    When I check updates I see that each attempt has "failed".
    Scott, Jun 1, 2005
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    Peter Guest

    I finally got it to take, but only after I did a format/reinstallation of
    XP. I don't recommend that unless it's needed for other reasons, in my case
    it was. If I see an answer elsewhere I'll post. Otherwise you might want
    to use the link that appears when you look at the failed notice to ask MSFT.
    They provide free support for all Update issues.
    Peter, Jun 1, 2005
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