Windows update probs

crackerchalk

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Hi all
And cheers for reading in advance
Ok heres what ive done
1st im using xp pro sp2 and witchy2k1s .reg idea here

https://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/index.php?threads/130729/&highlight=windows+xp

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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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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#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
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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
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1. Please download the file from the following link:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7...gent30-x86.exe

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
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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.




Messa
 
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