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Old 12-15-2007
hermantst
 

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windows update 3.1 failure

I recently updated my OS from XP Home to XP Pro (I needed some of the extra
options). Since then, I have been unable to update windows via the windows
update site. It tries to install the newest updating software, but fails. I
have tried to manually install it in safe mode, reinstall the prior version
(update agent 3.0), and then update, but this also fails. I used an upgrade
CD to upgrade to XPPro. Everything else with the OS seems to work fine.
Any suggestions?????

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Old 12-15-2007
PA Bear
 

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Re: windows update 3.1 failure
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 (ignore the title)
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hermantst wrote:
> I recently updated my OS from XP Home to XP Pro (I needed some of the
> extra
> options). Since then, I have been unable to update windows via the windows
> update site. It tries to install the newest updating software, but fails.
> I have tried to manually install it in safe mode, reinstall the prior
> version (update agent 3.0), and then update, but this also fails. I used
> an
> upgrade CD to upgrade to XPPro. Everything else with the OS seems to work
> fine.
> Any suggestions?????


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Old 12-18-2007
hermantst
 

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Re: windows update 3.1 failure
This might have helped, but I eventually found the problem to be quite
similiar in that the upgrade from xp home to pro did something to the file
permissions. With much help from microsoft online support, I was able to
reset the file permissions by running a file called subinacl, and then
manually installing the new update software. Thank you very much for your
input however, as I will save the referenced page for future use!
--
herman


"PA Bear" wrote:

> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 (ignore the title)
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L.ORG http://66.39.69.143/
>
>
> hermantst wrote:
> > I recently updated my OS from XP Home to XP Pro (I needed some of the
> > extra
> > options). Since then, I have been unable to update windows via the windows
> > update site. It tries to install the newest updating software, but fails.
> > I have tried to manually install it in safe mode, reinstall the prior
> > version (update agent 3.0), and then update, but this also fails. I used
> > an
> > upgrade CD to upgrade to XPPro. Everything else with the OS seems to work
> > fine.
> > Any suggestions?????

>
>

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