Evansville, IN Doug wrote:
> First, let me aplogize for asking something that I'm sure has been
> asked. I have not been able to find anything that resembles my
> I'm using a Lenovo Laptop and recently had to do a complete system
> restore. After the restore I went to the Windows download area and
> checked to see if there were any updates that I needed to
> reinstall. 87 files were sent to my hard drive for installation. I
> clicked on the yellow shield Icon in the tray and followed the
> recommended install directions. Following this I got a message that
> said the following updates were not downloaded and it listed all 87
> items. I have tried to download one at a time, five at a time and
> 10 or more at a time. Each time turning off my computer to activate
> or install the updates, and each time I turned it back on, the same
> number of updates appeared for installation.
> If anyone knows how to combat this, please tell me and if you do
> please make sure you are very explicit with the steps. I know my
> way around a computer just enough to make things worse that's why I
> need to step by step instructions.
> If anyone sees this and needs more info, please ask. I will be glad
> to provide as much as I feel safe with.
Search and Search before asking...
Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
you repair a Windows XP installation
(Try it even if you did a clean, not repair, installation.)
(Try it even if you performed some sort of restore - not repair install.)
Can't figure that out?
Use its options to fix:
- Windows Installer
- Windows Update
- All the Registration Center options.
Turn off the "Empty System32\Catroot 2"
Do NOT do "Flush SoftwareDistribution".
Then click "GO" and wait until it is done... Reboot will be needed.
- Download/Install Windows Update v3.
(You *may* need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce"
right after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)
- Download/Install the 927891 patch.
- Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
and scan for/install updates.
- Come back and let us know how things went!
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