Go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
Download the Windows Update Agent from the links under " More
Information " and *save* it.
Or, download it from the links here and *save* it.:
Read the instructions on how to install it or print the above page out.
Disconnect the system from the network/internet.
Completely disable AVG from *all* monitoring of the system. This
includes everything that loads on startup and *all* processes of it.
Install the WUA using the steps on the blog.
Restart the system.
*** REenable AVG prior to reconnecting the system ***
See what happens when you do a manual visit to Windows Update.
Is that message gone now ?
If so, then it was AVG preventing the update software components from
being updated successfully.
If not, which firewall is being used ?
Is there any other anti-malware software installed that actively
monitors the system ?
MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
Tom F. wrote:
> I run Windows Update frequently ... at a minimum once a month. Invariably my
> computer is checked for the "latest version of the Windows Update software"
> and invariably my computer does not have the "latest version of the Windows
> Update software" and so it is downloaded and installed.
> On a scale of 0 to 10 on the annoyance scale this rates a mere 0.5. But
> what's going on? Can't Microsoft get it right? Years and years go by and I
> envision a boiler room full of programmers chained to tables and working on
> nothing but new versions of Windows Update Software. Every month without
> fail a new version.
> Or is my AVG deleting it and thereby necessitating a new download every time
> I run Windows Update?
> Anyone know why every update needs its own update software installed first?