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Re: Failed Updates

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Old 12-13-2007
J Clifton Meek
 

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Re: Failed Updates
This was dead on and worked. Just one thing for those who find this holy
grail: ** DO NOT ** SKIP the step :

> > Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
> > from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
> > you repair a Windows XP installation
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144


The listed link was the was the critical step, dealing with the Wups.dll file.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Dunk wrote:
> > Every time i try to do any updates, they download but ALLWAYS
> > fail to install. I`v sat here for hours trying verything that
> > has been sagested but still no joy. Anyone ells got any clever
> > ideas ?? Please I`m at my witts end :-(

>
> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> > You've tried '[e]verything that has been s[u]g[g]ested', but we
> > have no idea what that is - nor do we know what exactly you see
> > when things fail or even *how* you are trying to 'do updates'...
> >
> > What operating system are you running? Windows 98, Windows 98SE,
> > Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, Windows XP
> > Professional, Windows XP Tablet PC, Windows XP Media Center
> > Edition, Windows XP x64? Something else?
> >
> > How are you attempting to get the updates? Automatic updates
> > (what setting - full automatic, download and notify, notify?),
> > http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/, etc?
> >
> > What trouble are you seeing exactly? They won't download? They
> > will download but won't install? They download and install, but
> > after a reboot,
> > they repeatedly want to install again? What error messages (if
> > any) are you getting? What (since you've 'tried everything'...)
> > error messages, if
> > any, are in your event log? What error messages does the web
> > page give you?
> >
> > Have you done anything to your system between the time updates
> > worked perfectly and the time updates stopped working? If so -
> > what?
> > If Windows XP... have you read and followed tips like:
> >
> > Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
> > from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
> > you repair a Windows XP installation
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
> >
> > Can't figure that out?
> >
> > Get Dial-a-Fix:
> > http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > http://download.windowsupdate.com/Wi...gent30-x86.exe
> > (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.
> > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...9-404327772E5A
> >
> > - Reboot.
> >
> > - Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and scan for/install
> > updates.
> > - Come back and let us know how things went!

>
> Dunk wrote:
> > XP Home Upgrade from Me. They download "fail to install" I get no
> > error number. I was running full auto update but now on downlad and
> > notification.
> > I have tryed all of the ideas that have been posted. Have been
> > incontact with microsorft but after a few ideas they just stop
> > e-mailing me, they wont even call me to talk to me, so any help
> > would be appreicated.

>
> PA Bear wrote:
> > Assuming you just upgraded, see
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 (ignore the title).

>
>
> It's always good to repeat the links in case they missed it. ;-)
>
> (First link I gave after the questions, and even if they did not try that,
> the second set of instructions does what that web page does plus a little.
> heh)
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>

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