> I have just rebooted my laptop. When it had finished I went to
> windows update and started to update the computer,. It installed
> windows Service pack 3 and since then the other updates that need
> to be downloaded and installed like windows media player 11 wont
> install, they download ok but when windows update gose to install
> them it comes up and says failed. It says i need to Update Rollup
> for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB925766) but again it
> downloads ok but fails on the install. Any ideas?
Rebooted your laptop - is this an uncommon thing? Do you normally keep it
on all the time and do not even reboot when you get updates?
Or - was that a poor choice of words and you just installed Windows XP onto
your computer (clean or repair installation?)
In any case - your fix is simple and posted dozens of times in this very
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.
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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