Update will not finish

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Geri O, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Geri O

    Geri O Guest

    I'm very sorry if this has been covered, but I've searched until I'm blue in
    the face for this particular topic. This is a new Gateway notebook
    (refurbished, actually) with XP Media Edition. 43 updates have downloaded,
    but they will not install. There is no error message. When I power the
    computer down, I get the "Installing updates, do not turn the computer off"
    message. No matter how long I let the computer sit in this state, the message
    is still "Installing 1 of 43 updates". Eventually, I have to power down the
    computer. And this continues to happen. Thanx for any help or directions to
    find the fix. Yes, I'd love to think I could find it on my own, but this has
    been going on for 3 days now. I have a version of XP Pro from my old,
    deceased computer that I may upgrade to in the meantime.

    Geri O
    Geri O, Nov 2, 2007
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    Engel Guest

    Engel, Nov 2, 2007
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  3. Go to Start > Run > type in

    Click OK or press Enter
    At the Command Prompt, type these commands in pressing Enter after
    *each* one

    net stop wuauserv
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    net start wuauserv

    Restart the system. Did the updates install ?
    BTW, if you want to install XP Pro you will have to reformat the HD as
    MCE is a subset of XP Pro. There is no upgrade available.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Nov 2, 2007
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    antioch Guest

    antioch, Nov 3, 2007
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