WinXP SP2 Repaired, Windows Update Sees updates, fails to install

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by tourque3000, Jun 21, 2007.

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    mbolcic Guest

    Great FIX!

    It work's for me to!



    mbolcic, Jul 13, 2008
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    eremon1 Guest

    Thanks MowGreen, your suggestion of the 3 command line commands was exactly
    what my machine required. May I ask what this command is actually doing in
    regards to the dll file?

    Thanks again!

    eremon1, Aug 1, 2008
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    C Sear Guest

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had followed similar steps in another
    posting, but what worked was renaming the Software Distribution folder!
    Don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks for the post!
    C Sear, Aug 11, 2008
  4. The command registers the .dll. Seems there's an old reference in the
    registry that is retained through a Repair installation and registering
    it points to the proper file [CLSID] and path.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 11, 2008
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    Gary Aussie Guest

    Thank you this worked how easy was that my computer repair shop only disabled
    update. All updates now loaded including SP3.

    Gary Aussie, Sep 14, 2008
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    x_calibur Guest

    This worked great, definiately a simple fix and kills the issue!

    x_calibur, Sep 14, 2008
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    Biggy Bob Guest

    Thanx for the help dude,,,worked good

    Biggy Bob, Sep 28, 2008
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    Quazzmo Guest

    These 4 lines worked for me too, thanks !
    net stop wuauserv
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    net start wuauserv

    In my case, astonishingly, I'd only freshly installed Windows (probably SP1
    or earlier), installed SP2 from a disk, and run Windows Update to get XP SP3
    and high priority updates ! No other software was ever installed on this PC !
    I got the error "Some updates were not installed" and "The following updates
    were not installed" (all the high priority updates were listed underneath).

    For the record, here's what steps led me to the problem:
    Installed Win XP (probably SP1 or earlier)
    Set up a couple of users
    Installed XP Service Pack 2 from a cover disk on a magazine (not knowing SP3
    Ran Windows Update, which downloaded and installed XP Service Pack 3
    Ran Windows Update, which downloaded but failed to install any of the 34
    high priority updates.
    After this stage, shutting down using "Install updates and turn off" led to
    the computer switching off before update 1 of 34 had completed.
    Repeated use of "Microsoft Update" gave the same problems.
    Saw this thread, typed the following four lines at the command prompt:
    net stop wuauserv
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    net start wuauserv
    Ran Microsoft Update, and every thing was fine again ! Thanks :)

    Quazzmo, Nov 12, 2008
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    JShults Guest

    JShults, Nov 13, 2008
  10. I tried your four line process, but after typing in "net stop wuauserv" it
    shows "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied." I purchased this
    cumputer brand new from BestBuy and am the only user, therefore the only
    administrator. Any ideas how to fix that?

    kemperstudent, Jun 27, 2010
  11. You'd probably be better off asking on a conversation that did not start
    over three years ago, eh?

    I am assuming you have 32-bit WIndows XP with SP2 or later installed - after
    all - you gave no information on *your* system. If you want to give some
    information on your system (advised) - please do this first:

    Start button --> RUN --> type in:
    (No "RUN", press the WindowsKey+R at the same time.)
    --> Click OK.

    That will give you (picture at top) the full name of the operating system.
    That will give you (in the test) the Service Pack you have installed.

    How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit
    version of the Windows operating system

    Now - assuming you have Windows XP 32-bit with SP2 or later installed,
    follow this advice:

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

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


    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

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


    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download and run the MSRT manually:

    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"
    *will take time
    ** Ignore the last step - even if you have not *yet* installed SP3..

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download/install this:

    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 )

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download the latest version of the Windows Update agent from here (x86):
    .... 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?

    .... 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 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 27, 2010
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