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#1 trumpetman51

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

Hey, everyone, glad to be here...but not happy about why....

Nevertheless, I am sure that I will find the answer here!!

I had to re-install Windows, that is, do a repair of a "previous installation", after which, already knowing that all the windows updates will HAVE to be installed, along comes that "update icon" telling me that Updates are ready to be installed to my computer. So, having been through this before, I proceed to give the go ahead nod, and the process begins but only to result in receiving notification that NO updates have actually been installed. Now, I have checked in "Services" and Automatic Updates is set to Automatic and Started, as is Background Intelligent Transfer Service. As well, in "system properties", Automatic Updates IS set to Automatic.

So...why would this happen? Why would Wimdows continue to try and try again to Auto Update but repeatedly fail to be able to "finish the job"???

By the way, I am talking about Windows XP Professional running on a Intel Celeron 1MHz cpu powered Intel motherboard.

Thanks for reading and if applicable, for responding.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 01:48 PM

1. Enable Show Hidden Files and Folders

(http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...002092715262339) or bleeping computer link

2. Delete C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution <=this folder.

3. Download/install the newly released 'standalone' version of Windows
Update Agent 3.0, v7.0.6000.374

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932494

4. Download/install this fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932494

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...al62.html#winxp

http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windo...Agent30-x86.exe

Edited by garmanma, 14 June 2008 - 01:49 PM.

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 08:25 PM

Hello,

First I wanna thank garmanma for replying. Unfortunately, I did everything that was suggested but....no dice!! Still can't update. I don't understand this one at all....this isn't the first time I have had to do a repair install of XP.....however, it is the first time that I have run into this "not being able to do the updates" thing!

Not gonna give up though, not on finding the answer or on this forum...

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 08:44 PM

One more thing to try
http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

Remember to flush software distribution folder
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, about that...flushing the Software Distribution Folder....not so easy to do....there was a problem regarding the "Reporting Events Log.txt"....and not being allowed to delete it or move it.
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:53 AM

What updates are refusing to instal?
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:28 AM

What updates are refusing to instal?


Ok, if you are running Windows XP Pro, and you do a "Repair Existing Windows Installation", you will find that there are 95 Critical Updates to be downloaded and installed. That is why I am not going to try to list them here.....lol....

Also, there are several additional software updates that do not come under the heading of "Critical" but are nevertheless important, and there are even 2 Hardware (driver) updates available.

I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I am going to have to backup my important documents, pictures, bookmarks, etc, and do a CLEAN INSTALL of Windows in order to get around this problem.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:24 AM

Actually...you could probably just install SP3 (which should have been available as a critical update) and minimize time and effort.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 12:26 PM

Good point, Louis
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

Hello all,

You're probably not going to believe this, but yesterday I actually came up with that very same idea.....guess how it turned out........yep, installation failed......

I know, this is a real head scratcher!! I am accumulating scabs on my head!!

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