> When trying to install update KB934238 on my WinXP computer, I always receive
> the following error message: Update was not installed, error 0x80242006.
> According to WUpdate it's a critical update but don't know how to install it.
> If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated.
I just fixed this with the help of a german countryman IT-freak. You need to
empty the SoftwareDistribution folder before reattempting an update. This is
Open the command window by entering "cmd" in the windows>start>command line.
In the window popup, behind the prompt enter "net stop wuauserv" to stop
automatic updating features. Messages will appear confirming this.
Then (if you like, exit the command window by entering "exit" and then
open the windows folder, look for and empty (or delete) the folder
"SoftwareDistribution". Don't worry, it reinstalls itself with "cleaned
Next go back to (or restart) the command window and enter "net start
wuauserv" to restart updating features. Messages will appear confirming this.
Then behind the prompt enter
"wuauclt/resetauthorization/detectnowwuauclt/detectnow". No additional
message will appear this time. Exit the command window by entering "exit".
Now the windows update or microsoft update will be completed successfully.
Regards from Germany