Windows update probs


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Aug 16, 2005
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Berks Pure NTHell
Hi all
And cheers for reading in advance
Ok heres what ive done
1st im using xp pro sp2 and witchy2k1s .reg idea here

This is not a fresh install cos i wanted to keep the stuff i already had
But a R install on a once working install
Which went wrong on updating to sp3( causing reboot loop)
At 1st i had the genuine thing pop up but used the above idea to get round it
Now no pop up and genuine tester says its all ok
So now the prob
I can enter and download the updates
But they all(90+) fail to install
They dont register at microsoft site as there to find the prob
I cant use the key changers either
Plz someone help
Or do i have to do a fresh install

PS. Yes i have virus protection( norton ) with no probs running
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Oct 29, 2007
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Got a rar file with something that will probably help but it's 4.1M, I use it without probs and it will give you the status you need to update. How do I get it to you?


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Apr 10, 2008
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North West Inguurlaand
#1 I have had the exact same thing many times as I always restore from a backup that needs the same thing fixing.

I have a text file stored with the following instructions which work 100% every time, it is a known issue.

The instructions are not mine so credit to the author whoever he is......

Suggestion 1: Clean up Windows Update temporary folder
1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.

Net stop WuAuServ

2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.
3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.
4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.

Net start WuAuServ

If the issue still persists, please move on to suggestion 2.

Suggestion 2: Reinstall Windows Update Agent 3.0
1. Please download the file from the following link:

2. Save the file to C: drive.
3. Click Start->Run, type: "C:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce" (without quotations) and then press Enter to install the Windows Update engine.

There is a space between "C:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" and "/wuforce"

Note: If you are using Windows Vista, please save the downloaded file to the D: drive, because the file cannot be launched directly from the C: root directory.

If it still does not work, please proceed to suggestion 3 to reinstall Windows Installer 3.1.

Suggestion 3: Reinstall Windows Installer 3.1
1. Press Start and choose Run.
2. Type in "cmd" (without quotation marks) and press OK.
3. In the command line, type in the following command and press Enter:
MSIexec /unregister

4. Then, type in the following command and press Enter:
MSIexec /regserver

Step 1. Open Notepad (or any text editor).

Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, using a .bat or .cmd extension.

Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.

Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.