Re: Genuine Advantage update fails on WinXP, no error code
Hide KB905474 & get on with you life.
Shifty Geezer wrote:
> WGA fails to install on my WindowsXP PC without any error messages.
> I recently noticed updates were installing every time I shut down my
> WindowsXP PC. Eventually I went onto Update and manually saw the updates.
> Listed were IE8, a .net service pack, and WGA at 0 MBs in size. I selected
> all three and updated. IE8 and .net were installed, but I'm told WGA fails
> to install with no error code. The updates icon is perpetually in the
> taskbar. Clicking it to install manually shows a patch of 1.5 MB in size,
> KB905474. WGAsetup is unpacked and intialized, but I'm told installation
> has failed. At shutdown I'm told important updates are being installed,
> it never works.
> WGA has been present and running on my PC since it was introduced. This
> problem occurred without any changes to the system, so I guess it was an
> update. How do I solve this issue? Thanks.