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Old 09-20-2008
longhornhusky
 

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Unable to install Windows Updates
When I try to update my computer using Windows Update, the updates will
download but not install. I get a message that states: "A problem on your
computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed."



I am running Windows XP.



Thanks in advance for any thoughts and/or assistance.

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Old 09-20-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Unable to install Windows Updates
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

Tip: When composing posts or emails in Word, only use ENTER to begin a new
paragraph. To begin a new line, use Shift+ENTER.
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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longhornhusky wrote:
> When I try to update my computer using Windows Update, the updates will
> download but not install. I get a message that states: "A problem on your
> computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed."
>
>
>
> I am running Windows XP.
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts and/or assistance.


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Old 09-20-2008
snosluoc
 

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Re: Unable to install Windows Updates
Thanks "PA Bear" It worked like a charm

Rich

"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
>
> Tip: When composing posts or emails in Word, only use ENTER to begin a new
> paragraph. To begin a new line, use Shift+ENTER.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> longhornhusky wrote:
> > When I try to update my computer using Windows Update, the updates will
> > download but not install. I get a message that states: "A problem on your
> > computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed."
> >
> >
> >
> > I am running Windows XP.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any thoughts and/or assistance.

>
>

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Old 09-20-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Unable to install Windows Updates
YW & thanks for the feedback.

snosluoc wrote:
> Thanks "PA Bear" It worked like a charm
>
> Rich
>
> "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
>>
>> Tip: When composing posts or emails in Word, only use ENTER to begin a
>> new
>> paragraph. To begin a new line, use Shift+ENTER.
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> longhornhusky wrote:
>>> When I try to update my computer using Windows Update, the updates will
>>> download but not install. I get a message that states: "A problem on
>>> your
>>> computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed."
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am running Windows XP.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance for any thoughts and/or assistance.


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Old 09-21-2008
longhornhusky
 

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Re: Unable to install Windows Updates
Thanks for your help, but this didn't fix the problem. Any additional ideas?

Thanks again!



"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
>
> Tip: When composing posts or emails in Word, only use ENTER to begin a new
> paragraph. To begin a new line, use Shift+ENTER.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> longhornhusky wrote:
> > When I try to update my computer using Windows Update, the updates will
> > download but not install. I get a message that states: "A problem on your
> > computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed."
> >
> >
> >
> > I am running Windows XP.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any thoughts and/or assistance.

>
>

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Old 09-21-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Unable to install Windows Updates
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 go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support
link in left pane > Solve problems on your own.

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

Or you could just...

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport
--
~PA Bear

longhornhusky wrote:
> Thanks for your help, but this didn't fix the problem. Any additional
> ideas?
>
> Thanks again!
>
>
>
> "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
>>
>> Tip: When composing posts or emails in Word, only use ENTER to begin a
>> new
>> paragraph. To begin a new line, use Shift+ENTER.
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> longhornhusky wrote:
>>> When I try to update my computer using Windows Update, the updates will
>>> download but not install. I get a message that states: "A problem on
>>> your
>>> computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed."
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am running Windows XP.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance for any thoughts and/or assistance.


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