Windows Update failure

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by barrowhill, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. barrowhill

    barrowhill Guest

    Running windows XP. Unable to perform windows update as "files required to
    use Microsoft update are no longer registered or installed on your computer"
    You then have two options; one to re-register files or two, get additional
    help. I've had this problem on and off for some time and have overcome by
    doing a system restore. However, as this is no longer an option I tried to
    re-register (first option) but the fails with error 0x8034d007

    Next followed Option 2 and read a number of KB articles and other forum info
    and done quite a bit to resolve. Latest has been to delete files in
    SoftwareDistribution\Download Folder as well as
    SoftwareDistribution\EventCache folder.

    I've downloaded a fresh copy of the Windows Update Agent
    (windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe) and performed a forced install (switch
    /wuforce). The Windows Update Agent Installer window shows an install
    failure with error code 0x8024d007 - the same error you get by
    re-registering !

    I'd really appreciate some help and advice getting the update service
    working again
    barrowhill, Feb 19, 2011
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  2. barrowhill

    barrowhill Guest

    Just noticed whilst re-reading. Error code is in both cases 0x8024d007
    barrowhill, Feb 19, 2011
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  3. barrowhill

    barrowhill Guest

    Subsequent searching of internet found the answer to my problem - Microsoft
    Fix-it 50202. described on Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB 971058 found

    I choose the auto fix method but you can choose to fix it yourself.

    Everything OK now. Updates working fine.
    barrowhill, Feb 19, 2011
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    JD Guest

    Glad we could help you. ;-)
    JD, Feb 19, 2011
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