windows update, says failed, no errors, just failed

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by john, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. john

    john Guest

    I clean installed win xp on a system i built. wont do any
    updates. I mean i can download them one by one for direct
    download locations and install ok but, windows update
    dont work. It will say....

    The following items failed to install. To try installing
    them again, click Review and install updates, and then
    click Install Now again.

    August 2003, Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer 6
    Service Pack 1 (822925)
    330994: April 2003, Security Update for Outlook Express 6
    821557: Security Update (Windows XP)
    Security Update for Windows XP (815021)

    .... and list all 40 of them. MS quite helpfuly says, just
    try reviewing and installing again. Same problem. No
    error messages, no nothing. My computer has nothing on
    it. Just MS fresh.

    ANY help, please, thankyou
    john, Aug 25, 2003
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  2. john

    atom2004 Guest

    I have the same problem. even if I try to limit it to
    just one update, it fails with no error message.

    However, you can look in the log to find what really went
    wrong. The log file is C:\Windows\Windows Update.log. The
    error message I got was:

    Library download error. Will retry. (Error 0x80072EE7)

    I've tried looking this up on the Windows Update site,
    but no joy...

    Good luck
    atom2004, Aug 25, 2003
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    Bareill Guest

    Look for the post from Mattp. Subject *FIX - Windows Update Not Completing*.
    All your problems will be solved.
    Bareill, Aug 25, 2003
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