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Re: Windows updates won't install

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Old 10-28-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows updates won't install
Zach wrote:
<paste>
> For the past two or three weeks I've been having a problem with the
> online updates downloading to my computer but the installation fails
> everytime. In order to get any security or optional updates to install,
> I have to download them manually from the MS website and install from
> there by double-clicking the file. I've tried looking at the
> "troubleshooting" guides but they're next to worthless as not many deal
> with my particular problem. I've followed the directions of the two
> that did have possible solutions (i.e. change internet settings in
> Explorers security section) but it didn't pan out.
>
> Anyone have a clue what could be blocking the updates from installing?
> They download fine but that's the extent of it. Also, does anyone here
> know the directory where the updates are downloaded to? Maybe I can
> come up with something from that angle. Thanks for any help with this.

</paste>
>
> 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

>
> You da man, er, Bear! Downloaded the repair file for the update and now
> it works like a charm again. Thanks!


Your're most welcome. My CrystalBall© and I thank you for your feedback.
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Old 10-28-2008
IT Inept
 

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Re: Windows updates won't install
I have Vista - not XP - but I have the same problem. Any suggestions?

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Zach wrote:
> <paste>
> > For the past two or three weeks I've been having a problem with the
> > online updates downloading to my computer but the installation fails
> > everytime. In order to get any security or optional updates to install,
> > I have to download them manually from the MS website and install from
> > there by double-clicking the file. I've tried looking at the
> > "troubleshooting" guides but they're next to worthless as not many deal
> > with my particular problem. I've followed the directions of the two
> > that did have possible solutions (i.e. change internet settings in
> > Explorers security section) but it didn't pan out.
> >
> > Anyone have a clue what could be blocking the updates from installing?
> > They download fine but that's the extent of it. Also, does anyone here
> > know the directory where the updates are downloaded to? Maybe I can
> > come up with something from that angle. Thanks for any help with this.

> </paste>
> >
> > 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

> >
> > You da man, er, Bear! Downloaded the repair file for the update and now
> > it works like a charm again. Thanks!

>
> Your're most welcome. My CrystalBall© and I thank you for your feedback.
> --
> ~PA Bear
>
>

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Old 10-28-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows updates won't install
Yes: Start a new thread about /your/ problem, please.

IT Inept wrote:
> I have Vista - not XP - but I have the same problem. Any suggestions?
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Zach wrote:
>> <paste>
>>> For the past two or three weeks I've been having a problem with the
>>> online updates downloading to my computer but the installation fails
>>> everytime. In order to get any security or optional updates to install,
>>> I have to download them manually from the MS website and install from
>>> there by double-clicking the file. I've tried looking at the
>>> "troubleshooting" guides but they're next to worthless as not many deal
>>> with my particular problem. I've followed the directions of the two
>>> that did have possible solutions (i.e. change internet settings in
>>> Explorers security section) but it didn't pan out.
>>>
>>> Anyone have a clue what could be blocking the updates from installing?
>>> They download fine but that's the extent of it. Also, does anyone here
>>> know the directory where the updates are downloaded to? Maybe I can
>>> come up with something from that angle. Thanks for any help with this.
>>> </paste>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> You da man, er, Bear! Downloaded the repair file for the update and now
>>> it works like a charm again. Thanks!

>>
>> Your're most welcome. My CrystalBall© and I thank you for your feedback.
>> --
>> ~PA Bear


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