Repair system XP, unable to install any updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Radek Macků, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I have a problem with install windows updates. I own Windows XP OS and i
    had a problem, then i needed to repair OS by choosing an option R(repair) at
    the start of the installation process (blue screen). Everything was OK, just
    i had old I-explorer 6.0 and Media player, so i went to the window update
    page and saw a lot of updates. I can download it, but i am not able to
    install it. Automatic updates still inform me about new updates, but it is
    still the same, no updates were installed.

    Please help me, Thanx
    Radek Macků, Feb 7, 2008
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  2. See:
    "Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
    Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP

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  3. Radek Macků

    Calven Guest

    This error is most likely caused by one of the following conditions:

    1. The Windows Update Temporary folder is corrupted.
    2. Windows Update Agent 3.0 is not installed properly.

    We can perform the following steps to troubleshoot this issue. After trying
    each suggestion, please go to the Windows Update site to check the result.
    Thanks for your cooperation.

    NOTE: Some third party programs can also affect the Windows Update service.
    If you are running any third party applications such as Spyblocker, Internet
    or web accelerators (programs designed to boost the speed of the Internet
    connection), security or anti-virus programs (Norton, McAfee, etc.), I
    recommend we temporarily disable or shut them down and then try accessing the
    Windows Update site later. Please be sure to enable them again after
    completing the update process.

    Suggestion 1: Clean up Windows Update temporary folder
    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following
    command in the open window.

    Net stop WuAuServ

    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.
    3. In the open folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.
    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following
    command in the open window.

    Net start WuAuServ

    Suggestion 2: Reinstall Windows Update Agent 3.0
    1. Visit the following link and download Windows Update Agent 3.0 to the C:\
    (Choose Save, click My Computer on left panel, Click C:\, Click Open and
    Click Save)

    2. Click Start, Click Run and copy the following command to the panel:

    C:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce

    Note: There is a space between "C:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" and

    Best Regards,

    Calven, Feb 9, 2008
  4. The post was made on Feb. 7, 2008. IF the question you're seeking an
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