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Old 09-13-2008
avmax
 

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Updates fail to install
All my XP updates fail to install after downloading. This began after
upgrading my pc and reinstalling XP and Microsoft authorizing it.
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Old 09-13-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
CrystalBall© 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 installation
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

[The above is posted 10-15 times a day in this newsgroup.]


avmax wrote:
> All my XP updates fail to install after downloading. This began after
> upgrading my pc and reinstalling XP and Microsoft authorizing it.


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Old 09-14-2008
Don
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
Hello,
I tired your suggested method of repair and the update (95 of them)
faiiled. Like the other person my problem started when I had to do a partial
restore on XP. Can you think of anything else. I tired one of suggestions of
downloading new .dll's and a new installer but that hasn't helped either

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> CrystalBall© 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 installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>
> [The above is posted 10-15 times a day in this newsgroup.]
>
>
> avmax wrote:
> > All my XP updates fail to install after downloading. This began after
> > upgrading my pc and reinstalling XP and Microsoft authorizing it.

>
>

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Old 09-14-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
Try method 2 or begin a new thread about your problem.

Don wrote:
> Hello,
> I tired your suggested method of repair and the update (95 of them)
> faiiled. Like the other person my problem started when I had to do a
> partial
> restore on XP. Can you think of anything else. I tired one of suggestions
> of
> downloading new .dll's and a new installer but that hasn't helped either
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> CrystalBall© 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 installation
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>>
>> [The above is posted 10-15 times a day in this newsgroup.]
>>
>>
>> avmax wrote:
>>> All my XP updates fail to install after downloading. This began after
>>> upgrading my pc and reinstalling XP and Microsoft authorizing it.


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Old 09-15-2008
Don
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
Hello Again,
I tried method 2 and was told it was not necessary in that I already
have it installed. I did the command promt thing about starting and stopping
the service and pasting in new registry commands and received and "Okay" at
the end of each one but the 95 critical downloads will still not install;
maybe I need to restart the computer? (sorry, Im frustrated!)
Please tell me there's something else that I haven't tired. Thanks so
much for responding. Don


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Try method 2 or begin a new thread about your problem.
>
> Don wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I tired your suggested method of repair and the update (95 of them)
> > faiiled. Like the other person my problem started when I had to do a
> > partial
> > restore on XP. Can you think of anything else. I tired one of suggestions
> > of
> > downloading new .dll's and a new installer but that hasn't helped either
> >
> > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> CrystalBall© 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 installation
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
> >>
> >> [The above is posted 10-15 times a day in this newsgroup.]
> >>
> >>
> >> avmax wrote:
> >>> All my XP updates fail to install after downloading. This began after
> >>> upgrading my pc and reinstalling XP and Microsoft authorizing it.

>
>

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Old 09-15-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
Don wrote:
> Hello Again,
> I tried method 2 and was told it was not necessary in that I
> already have it installed. I did the command promt thing about
> starting and stopping the service and pasting in new registry
> commands and received and "Okay" at the end of each one but the 95
> critical downloads will still not install; maybe I need to restart
> the computer? (sorry, Im frustrated!) Please tell me there's
> something else that I haven't tired. Thanks so
> much for responding


Look into installing the Windows Update Agent using the /wuforce command
line...

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.


** Temporarily DOWN **
Second thing to try:
http://www.codeplex.com/aureset
** Temporarily DOWN **

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.


--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


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Old 09-15-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
AU Check (v78) is up now, Shenan:
http://www.codeplex.com/aureset/Rele...eleaseId=17263

Let's just hope it isn't pulled for review for a *3rd* time <w>


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



Shenan Stanley wrote:


>
> Look into installing the Windows Update Agent using the /wuforce command
> line...
>
> 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.
>
>
> ** Temporarily DOWN **
> Second thing to try:
> http://www.codeplex.com/aureset
> ** Temporarily DOWN **
>
> 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 09-15-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
> AU Check (v78) is up now, Shenan:
> http://www.codeplex.com/aureset/Rele...eleaseId=17263
>
> Let's just hope it isn't pulled for review for a *3rd* time <w>


Thanks!
(and agreed!)

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


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Old 09-15-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Updates fail to install
Start | Run | (type) winver | OK => post the results.

> maybe I need to restart the computer?


Could be: Did you do so?

Try using
http://www.codeplex.com/aureset/Rele...eleaseId=17263

More:

Tip: Temporarily disable real-time protection by your anti-virus and/or
anti-spyware applications (e.g., CounterSpy, Spysweeper, Spybot Tea Timer,
AVG Anti-Spyware) and/or any third-party firewall (e.g., ZA) before
attempting to install the update(s). If you disable the third-party
firewall, make certain that you enable the Windows Firewall!

=====================

How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527

2. You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

3a. Check your WindowsUpdate.log (%windir%\WindowsUpdate.log) for errors
associated with the download/install.

How to read the WindowsUpdate.log file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blog...showentry=1122
and/or post the errors in a reply to this thread.

You could always...

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527
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MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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Don wrote:
> Hello Again,
> I tried method 2 and was told it was not necessary in that I
> already
> have it installed. I did the command promt thing about starting and
> stopping
> the service and pasting in new registry commands and received and "Okay"
> at
> the end of each one but the 95 critical downloads will still not install;
> maybe I need to restart the computer? (sorry, Im frustrated!)
> Please tell me there's something else that I haven't tired. Thanks so
> much for responding. Don
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Try method 2 or begin a new thread about your problem.
>>
>> Don wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I tired your suggested method of repair and the update (95 of them)
>>> faiiled. Like the other person my problem started when I had to do a
>>> partial
>>> restore on XP. Can you think of anything else. I tired one of
>>> suggestions
>>> of
>>> downloading new .dll's and a new installer but that hasn't helped either
>>>
>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>>>
>>>> CrystalBall© 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 installation
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>>>>
>>>> [The above is posted 10-15 times a day in this newsgroup.]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> avmax wrote:
>>>>> All my XP updates fail to install after downloading. This began after
>>>>> upgrading my pc and reinstalling XP and Microsoft authorizing it.


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