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Old 08-30-2008
algae
 

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Can't install updates
Hi all,
I did a new installation of Windows XP Home Edition. Windows update
tells me there are a number of high priority updates and will download
them but the installation fails. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Gary
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Old 08-30-2008
Vincenzo Di Russo [MVP]
 

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Re: Can't install updates
algae wrote:

> Hi all,
> I did a new installation of Windows XP Home Edition. Windows update
> tells me there are a number of high priority updates and will download
> them but the installation fails. Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Gary


See:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
"Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP
installation".

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Microsoft® MVP - Most Valuable Professional since 2003
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Old 08-30-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Can't install updates
algae wrote:
> I did a new installation of Windows XP Home Edition. Windows update
> tells me there are a number of high priority updates and will
> download them but the installation fails.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.


Tried using a search engine (Google, etc) to look for others with similar
issues?

I only ask because the usual solution to what you seem to have in the way of
an issue is posted several times a week (day maybe?) throughout the internet
in newsgroups like this one (probably mostly in this one and propogated all
over the world.) Perhaps - in the future - you could use something like
Google to speed up your solution-finding-missions. ;-)

Just a suggestion.

(Your subject was exactly the same as several previous posts which were
exactly the same and were given the exact same answer.)

First thing to try:
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.


** Second thing to try:
http://www.codeplex.com/aureset
** Temporarily (??) down for internal audit. Leaving the link in case it
returns.
** Skip on to the third suggestion if the first one did not work.

Third thing to try:
Get Dial-a-Fix:
http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

Use its options to fix:
- Windows Installer
- Windows Update
- All the Registration Center options.

Turn off the "Empty System32\Catroot 2"
Do NOT do "Flush SoftwareDistribution".

Then click "GO" and wait until it is done... Reboot will be needed.

- Download/Install Windows Update v3.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91237
(You *may* need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce"
right after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)

- Reboot.
- Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and scan for/install updates.


Usually - method one from the first suggestion fixes the issue.
Sometimes they have to proceed to method two from the first suggestion.

Less seldom - but it does happen - only the tool from the second suggestion
will work - although the first suggestion is contained within the second in
many ways (as well as some of the third.)

And the third suggestion is there because before there was a suggestion (1)
and a suggestion (2) - the third was the best bet and worked in most cases.

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Old 08-31-2008
algae
 

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Re: Can't install updates
On Aug 30, 9:44*am, "Vincenzo Di Russo [MVP]" <enzodiru...@xoom.it>
wrote:
> algaewrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I did a new installation of Windows XP Home Edition. Windows update
> > tells me there are a number of high priority updates and will download
> > them but the installation fails. Any help would be appreciated.
> > Thanks
> > Gary

>
> See:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
> "Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
> Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP
> installation".
>
> --
> Vincenzo Di Russo
> Microsoft® MVP - Most Valuable Professional since 2003
> Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Desktop Experience & Security
> My MVP Profile:https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
> My Blog: *http://blogs.dotnethell.it/vincent/


Thanks!
G.
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Old 09-01-2008
Vincenzo Di Russo [MVP]
 

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Re: Can't install updates
algae wrote:

> On Aug 30, 9:44 am, "Vincenzo Di Russo [MVP]" <enzodiru...@xoom.it>
> wrote:
>> algaewrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I did a new installation of Windows XP Home Edition. Windows update
>>> tells me there are a number of high priority updates and will download
>>> them but the installation fails. Any help would be appreciated.
>>> Thanks
>>> Gary

>>
>> See:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>> "Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
>> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
>> Windows XP installation".
>>
>> --
>> Vincenzo Di Russo
>> Microsoft® MVP - Most Valuable Professional since 2003
>> Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Desktop Experience & Security
>> My MVP Profile:https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
>> My Blog: http://blogs.dotnethell.it/vincent/

>
> Thanks!
> G.


YW!

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My Blog: http://blogs.dotnethell.it/vincent/


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