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Old 07-18-2008
Tdawg
 

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cant install updates
when ever my pc run for updates it acts like its going to download and
instal...then wehn it gets to the instal screen it says updatde failed to
instal ...the help area sugest tring again but i have on multiple
occasions... could there be anything else i may need to do to install these
updates.
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Old 07-18-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: cant install updates
Tdawg wrote:
> when ever my pc run for updates it acts like its going to download
> and instal...then wehn it gets to the instal screen it says
> updatde failed to instal ...the help area sugest tring again but i
> have on multiple occasions... could there be anything else i may
> need to do to install these updates.


Your trouble with Windows 98 updates is disturbing to say the least...

What's that you say - you are not running Windows 98? Windows 98SE?
Windows ME? Windows 2000? Windows XP (Home? Professional? Media Center?
Tablet PC? x64?) Windows Vista (insert version here...)?

To take an honest guess - you probably have Windows XP (whatever flavor and
service pack level) and you can probably (if the Windows XPassumption is
correct - in the future - be sure to mention that... *grin*) fix your issue
with the following:

As many will tell you - ignore the title and symptoms listed in the article
referred to. Do method 1 and 2 and see if it fixes your issue whether or
not you repaired anything.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
Try method 1 and try to update*.
If fails - try method 2 and try to update*.

*try to update:
- Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
- If it asks you to install anything before you see a selection of "Custom"
or "Express" - do so.
- Once you see the "Custom" or "Express" selection, choose "Custom".
- Scan for updates.
- When it lists what it finds - install the critical ones.
- You are generally safe doing the Optional Software Updates. I suggest
avoiding the Optional Hardware Updates completely.

Hope that helps - come back and let us know!

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Old 07-18-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: cant install updates
And your Windows version is...?

Tdawg wrote:
> when ever my pc run for updates it acts like its going to download and
> instal...then wehn it gets to the instal screen it says updatde failed to
> instal ...the help area sugest tring again but i have on multiple
> occasions... could there be anything else i may need to do to install
> these
> updates.


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Old 07-18-2008
doreen
 

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Re: cant install updates
I AM RUNNING WINDOWS 2000
Never had problems before but for some reason it will not update this time

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> And your Windows version is...?
>
> Tdawg wrote:
> > when ever my pc run for updates it acts like its going to download and
> > instal...then wehn it gets to the instal screen it says updatde failed to
> > instal ...the help area sugest tring again but i have on multiple
> > occasions... could there be anything else i may need to do to install
> > these
> > updates.

>
>

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Old 07-18-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: cant install updates
To avoid confusion, please begin a new thread about /your/ problems, Doreen.
Thanks.

doreen wrote:
> I AM RUNNING WINDOWS 2000
> Never had problems before but for some reason it will not update this time
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> And your Windows version is...?
>>
>> Tdawg wrote:
>>> when ever my pc run for updates it acts like its going to download and
>>> instal...then wehn it gets to the instal screen it says updatde failed
>>> to
>>> instal ...the help area sugest tring again but i have on multiple
>>> occasions... could there be anything else i may need to do to install
>>> these
>>> updates.


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