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XP Updates

Rourkefamily
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Registered: 01-09-2007

XP Updates

Recently fitted a new hard drive to my PC. Reinstalled windows and downloaded all the updates and installed.
Then encountered a problem a few days later and had to reinstall windows again (Repair install). No problem. When I go to updates or get the update messages, download of the updates is confirmed but the updates (all 81 of them) will not install. Get a message download size 0KB (Files already on hard drive?). Run install and after a couple of minutes get a message Some (All) the updates were not installed.
Any ideas?
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jnwright
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: XP Updates

There is a known problem with updates after a repair.
Go to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943144 and see if that helps at all.  There was an update to Windows update that caused it.
Also, there was a thread on this site at the time http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,1508.0.html
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Re: XP Updates

I always prefer a clean re-install.
It takes longer but I feel more confident in the outcome.
I also patch from a box running WSUS so the inevitable huge downloads are much quicker.

Customer and Forum Moderator.

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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: XP Updates

I experienced exactly the same problem  and as indicated in the other threads the fix is straight forward. All you need to do is copy the following text into Notepad and then save it as .bat rather than .txt. The once you run the bat file XP should update correctly.
Quote
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
Rourkefamily
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Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: XP Updates

Quote from: FretMaster
I always prefer a clean re-install.
It takes longer but I feel more confident in the outcome.
I also patch from a box running WSUS so the inevitable huge downloads are much quicker.

Had bad experiences with clean installs. Including wiping hard disk  Embarrassed
Never know whar option to pick to avoid the disk wipe!  Huh
Rourkefamily
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Posts: 241
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: XP Updates

Quote from: Spider
I experienced exactly the same problem  and as indicated in the other threads the fix is straight forward. All you need to do is copy the following text into Notepad and then save it as .bat rather than .txt. The once you run the bat file XP should update correctly.
Quote
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll


How do you run the .bat file  Huh
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: XP Updates

It should run if you double click it.
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Re: XP Updates

Quote from: Rourkefamily
Had bad experiences with clean installs. Including wiping hard disk  Embarrassed
Never know whar option to pick to avoid the disk wipe!  Huh

Wiping the drive is the objective....to clean all rubbish and replace it with a fresh copy of your O/S.
You do, of course back up all required documents, pictures, music etc.

Customer and Forum Moderator.

madswitcher
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Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: XP Updates

I alway do a clean install and use disc imaging software at points along the way such as
Raw installation with motherboard drivers and AV
Then after SP2
Then after all Windoze major update (all 84 at last count)
Defrag the disc with Disc keeper and do another.
Install a second disc to image to and then copy off to a DVD to save space. 
This process ensures that if iot hiccups along the way, you can always go back one step.
Mike
Rourkefamily
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Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: XP Updates

Carried out the instructions and all worked perfectly. All updates loaded.
Thanks for the help.  Smiley
community
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: XP Updates

Help please re Spider's solution to installing the updates after a re-install of XP.........
I took the advice and it worked while I was still on the PC
But when I came to boot up again later...problem!!!
The boot up goes as far as the Blue screen wallpaper but then comes a box asking for username and password....but I did not give it a password when I re-installed the XP...therefore I cannot get in to the startup screen!!
Has anybody had a similar experience and if so knows a solutionHuh?Huh
pcoventry76
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Posts: 950
Registered: 27-08-2007

Re: XP Updates

XP should load when you press cancel it just won't bring up anything thats been customised under that logon