Refuses to install updates!!

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Andrew Beeby, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Andrew Beeby

    Andrew Beeby Guest

    Good evening all,

    Now I have a problem. My stupid machine will not install any of the updates
    that it has down loaded in the last few weeks.

    (and before you ask, yes I do have a valid Windows installation, I had to
    buy the software as I couldn't face the thought of running 'pirate' software
    any more!!)

    I have managed in the past to insatll some of the updates but it would seem
    that my system has now decided that it will just not do any more.

    Any suggestions please.

    Thanks,

    Andrew.
     
    Andrew Beeby, Jun 11, 2006
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  2. On the WU Website, select your history of updates - now click on failed update
    (red mark) and see if there is an error code.
    If there is an error code, write it down and post back or in the alternative, do
    a search for the error code.

    You Cannot Install Some Updates or Programs
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798


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    | Good evening all,
    |
    | Now I have a problem. My stupid machine will not install any of the updates
    | that it has down loaded in the last few weeks.
    |
    | (and before you ask, yes I do have a valid Windows installation, I had to
    | buy the software as I couldn't face the thought of running 'pirate' software
    | any more!!)
    |
    | I have managed in the past to insatll some of the updates but it would seem
    | that my system has now decided that it will just not do any more.
    |
    | Any suggestions please.
    |
    | Thanks,
    |
    | Andrew.
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Jun 11, 2006
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  3. Andrew Beeby

    jmsweatt Guest

    TaurArian,

    What do you do if there is not an error code? I get an error that says a
    system problem is preventing the installation of the update, but no error
    code.

    Thanks for your help!
     
    jmsweatt, Jun 12, 2006
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  4. Andrew Beeby

    TaurArian Guest

    1. Start you own thread
    2. Check your Windows Update Log for clues

    Start, Run, Type: %windir%\windowsupdate.log

    Check if there is anything like error messages in the log referring to the
    updates you're trying to install.


     
    TaurArian, Jun 13, 2006
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