Crystal ball sez - Updates are not installed successfully from Windows
Update, from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you
perform a new Windows XP installation or you repair a Windows XP
Ignore the title, perhaps Method 1 will be sufficient.
Otherwise post back with some more information like any error codes or the
errors from the udpate log -
How to view the Update log in Windows:-
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type: %windir%\windowsupdate.log
and then click OK.
Scroll down towards the bottom for the latest entries to locate the error
code(s) associated with the latest failed attempt to download/install. If
appropriate copy and paste the error codes into this thread so someone may
be able to assist you. On the other hand, you may be able to find the error
code and other suggestions by searching the Newsgroup.
Also check Windows folder for file called KB******.log (****** = number of
update ie KB896688) and post the contents of the failed update.
This may provide further clues as to why the update failed.
How to read the Windowsupdate.log file:
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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"Tim" <Tim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I've been trying to install some updates on my recently purchased system
> they keep failing to install. the updates are :
> Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and
> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0 (KB928365)
> Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
> Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5
> Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
> Update for Windows XP (KB951978)
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
> Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB938127)
> Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB953839)
> Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - August 2008 (KB890830)
> Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB951066)
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
> Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
> Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
> Update for Windows XP (KB951072)
> Update for Windows XP (KB952287)
> Does anyone have a clue as to why these updates will not install on my
> Thanks in advance--