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#1 kd7jit

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:28 PM

hello all,

After performing an repair instillation of XP pro, none of my updates work. Windows Installer will install after renaming a few dlls but then AV and most control panel applets fail. The WGA advantage will never install. Is there a way to reset what is going on? have tried remove AV, firewall etc didn't help. :thumbsup: I have never had such issues with repairing an instillation, and I do not have a large enough external HDD to back up all of my files to Reinstall the OS....

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:12 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
Also from an article I found:

"Hto preserve XP's activation status when doing a reinstallation
When you activate Windows XP, Microsoft stores the data in the Windows Product Activation database files wpa.dbl and Wpa.bak in the folder %systemroot%system32. If you change the motherboard or make significant hardware changes, XP will require you to reactive. But if you plan to reinstall XP on the same hardware, you can back up the activation status and then restore it after you reinstall and avoid the activation process. You can backup the Windows Product Activation database files to diskette. They are very small. A directory listing from my XP Pro workstation:

C:WINDOWSsystem32>dir wp*
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 8447-0571

Directory of C:WINDOWSsystem32

10/24/2001 08:28 PM 12,584 wpa.bak
01/14/2002 09:05 AM 12,642 wpa.dbl

After you reinstall XP, to restore the Windows Product Activation database files:
Start XP to Minimal Safe mode
Change directory to the %systemroot%system32 folder
Rename the newly created wpa.dbl to wpa.nonactivated and wpa.bak, if it exists, to wpabak.nonactivated.
Copy your backed up wpa.dbl and wpb.bak files to the system32 folder
Reboot

HINT No. 3: It is valuable to back up the two files WPA.DBL and WPA.BAK from the Windows\System32 folder.Then, should they get damaged, or should you do a ‘Repair’ reinstallation of Win XP, these files can be copied back to restore the prior activation status. However, this only works in those limited circumstances. The contents of these two files is matched to the specific Windows setup; therefore, contrary to what many journalists and members of the user community have written in recent months, restoring these files will not restore your activation status following a reformat and clean install."

Edited by garmanma, 28 April 2008 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:55 AM

Thank you! solution from KB 943144. Registering this DLL solved the problem.

Method 1: Register the Wups2.dll file in Windows
To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:

1. Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv
2. Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:
a. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
b. Click OK on each verification message that you receive.
3. Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv
4. Exit the command prompt. To do this type exit, and then press ENTER.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

Good to hear you got it straightened out
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