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Windows XP Fails to install updates

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Old 03-11-2008
Homer
 

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Windows XP Fails to install updates
Customer ordered new Dell from us and forgot to tell us she needs XP Pro.
System had XP Home.
I tried to upgrade to XP Pro with the one we had in stock. It would not
work because it was a SP-0 or 1 and the installed XP Home was SP-2. Message
said because it was an older version you could not upgrade so…
I updated the system with all the patches. Then I put a Dell XP Pro, SP-
2 OEM CD in, used the license for the Upgrade SP-0 and it installed
perfectly. Checked for updates and there were 110 of 'em! Downloaded them
all but it gave message that they all failed to install with no hint of why
or an error code.

Any suggestions?

JOhnS
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Old 03-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows XP Fails to install updates
Ignore the subject:

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
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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Homer wrote:
> Customer ordered new Dell from us and forgot to tell us she needs XP Pro.
> System had XP Home.
> I tried to upgrade to XP Pro with the one we had in stock. It would not
> work because it was a SP-0 or 1 and the installed XP Home was SP-2.
> Message
> said because it was an older version you could not upgrade so…
> I updated the system with all the patches. Then I put a Dell XP Pro,
> SP-
> 2 OEM CD in, used the license for the Upgrade SP-0 and it installed
> perfectly. Checked for updates and there were 110 of 'em! Downloaded them
> all but it gave message that they all failed to install with no hint of
> why
> or an error code.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> JOhnS


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Old 03-11-2008
Homer
 

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Re: Windows XP Fails to install updates
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in
news:uEbQPbxgIHA.4396@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

> Ignore the subject:
>
> 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


Works like a champ! Thanks !!
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Old 03-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows XP Fails to install updates
Homer wrote:
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:uEbQPbxgIHA.4396@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
>
>> Ignore the subject:
>>
>> 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

>
> Works like a champ! Thanks !!


YW & thanks for your feedback.
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Old 03-17-2008
micosoft.public.windowsupdate
 

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RE: Windows XP Fails to install updates


"Homer" wrote:

> Customer ordered new Dell from us and forgot to tell us she needs XP Pro.
> System had XP Home.
> I tried to upgrade to XP Pro with the one we had in stock. It would not
> work because it was a SP-0 or 1 and the installed XP Home was SP-2. Message
> said because it was an older version you could not upgrade so…
> I updated the system with all the patches. Then I put a Dell XP Pro, SP-
> 2 OEM CD in, used the license for the Upgrade SP-0 and it installed
> perfectly. Checked for updates and there were 110 of 'em! Downloaded them
> all but it gave message that they all failed to install with no hint of why
> or an error code.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> JOhnS
>

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Old 06-16-2008
Don Hardie
 

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Re: Windows XP Fails to install updates


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Homer wrote:
> > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in
> > news:uEbQPbxgIHA.4396@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
> >
> >> Ignore the subject:
> >>
> >> 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

> >
> > Works like a champ! Thanks !!

>
> YW & thanks for your feedback.
>

I had the same problem and the fix worked.

Thanks PA Bear
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Old 06-16-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows XP Fails to install updates
Don Hardie wrote:
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Homer wrote:
>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in
>>> news:uEbQPbxgIHA.4396@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
>>>
>>>> Ignore the subject:
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>
>>> Works like a champ! Thanks !!

>>
>> YW & thanks for your feedback.
>>

> I had the same problem and the fix worked.
>
> Thanks PA Bear


YW, too, Don.
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