Re: All Windows Updates Fail Install After Apparent Successful Downloa
Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP
Reply crossposted to Windows Update-specific newsgroup:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> With SP 2 and all updates installed and current in XP Professional I was
> advised to attempt a Repair of the OS in order to fix an unrelated
> problem--loss of power management schemes and functionality. The OS
> failed to fix the problem and created a new worse problem to resolve now.
> Windows Updated and some 90 updates ready for me to install--including
> security to program introductions such as IE7--all created from
> the OS. I can install these updates from just 1 at a time to any number
> they initialize, and download but they all fail to install. Instead it
> appears to abort after all the downloads are made with a message that the
> updates failed to install. History doesn't show them as a success or
> I suspect there is something I need to delete somewhere in order for these
> updates to be accepted and/or something needs to be deleted in the
> or elsewhere so Windows or Microsoft Update to correctly read what really
> needs to be updated--are there really around 90 files that need to updated
> again after repairing when they were once all installed?
> Please help resolve this. I'm really not in any mood to do a clean
> at this point if files could be deleted or a Registry (RegEdit) entry
> or deleted.
> Thank you.