Windows update does not work

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Vijay, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Vijay

    Vijay Guest

    I keep getting a error number 0x8024D007 error each time I try to update. I
    run licensed XP, SP3, 32 bit, with MS Security Essentials installed. Not able
    to update MSE too. Tried to resolve by installing MS Fix it Centre. No joy.
    HELP!!
     
    Vijay, Jun 18, 2010
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  2. Follow exactly, step-by-step - even (especially) if you know you have done a
    step before:

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan with the following
    (freeware version):

    SuperAntiSpyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan with the following
    (freeware version):

    MalwareBytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.com/

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download and run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Fix your file/registry permissions...

    Ignore the title and follow the sub-section under "Advanced Troubleshooting"
    titled, "Method 1: Reset the registry and the file permissions"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377
    *will take time
    ** Ignore the last step - you said you have SP3 already..

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download/install this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

    After installing, do the following:

    Start button --> RUN --> type in:
    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Installer Clean Up\msizap.exe" g!
    --> Click OK.
    (The quotation marks and percentage signs and spacing should be exact.)
    ..
    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download/Install the latest Windows Installer (for your OS):
    ( Windows XP 32-bit : WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe )
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/...6F-60B6-4412-95B9-54D056D6F9F4&displaylang=en

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download the latest version of the Windows Update agent from here (x86):
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91237
    .... and save it to the root of your C:\ drive. After saving it to the root
    of the C:\ drive, do the following:

    Close all Internet Explorer windows and other applications.

    Start button --> RUN and type in:
    %SystemDrive%\windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe /WUFORCE
    --> Click OK.

    (If asked, select "Run.) --> Click on NEXT --> Select "I agree" and click on
    NEXT --> When it finishes installing, click on "Finish"...

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Visit this web page:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    .... and click on the "Microsoft Fix it" icon. When asked, select "RUN",
    both times. Check the "I agree" box and click on "Next". Check the box
    for "Run aggressive options (not recommended)" and click "Next". Let
    it finish up and follow the prompts until it is done. Close/exit.

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and select to do a
    CUSTOM scan...

    Every time you are about to click on something while at these web pages -
    first press and hold down the CTRL key while you click on it. You can
    release the CTRL key after clicking each time.

    Once the scan is done, select just _ONE_ of the high priority updates
    (deselect any others) and install it.

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    If it did work - try the web page again - selecting no more than 3-5 at a
    time. Rebooting as needed.

    The Optional Software updates are generally safe - although I recommend
    against the "Windows Search" one and any of the "Office Live" ones or
    "Windows Live" ones for now. I would completely avoid the
    Optional Hardware updates. Also - I do not see any urgent need to install
    Internet Explorer 8 at this time.

    Come back - especially if you get stuck someplace, but even if you don't -
    and let everyone know how it turns out.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 18, 2010
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  3. When (approx. date) did you install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and
    was the computer fully-patched at Windows Update at the time?

    What anti-virus application was installed before you installed MSE, was your
    subscription still current, and did you uninstall it before you installed
    MSE?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Microsoft Security Essentials Support Forums
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse

    Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    computer?
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 18, 2010
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