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#1 RTCTech1

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:24 PM

Hi guys,
So this is really making me angry. When trying to run updates on this Windows XP SP2 machine, it will come up and say : "Windows update is now included in the Control Panel." So it's acting as if it is a Windows Vista computer. Even in the url it states "http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/vistadefault.aspx?ln=en-us."

I try going directly to Control Panel>>Windows Update then running it from there, same window.

I've tried repairing Windows Update with Dial-A-Fix. Also tried directly inputting "update.microsoft.com" and it will auto redirect to the aformentioned page.

Windows XP Home Service Pack 2
HP Pavillion a1106n
512MB RAM
160 GB HDD
Intel Pentium 4 Processor.

Im Stumped.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

I have to ask. Your screen shots shows a Vista style task bar. I`m assuming the machine has a modified theme(?).

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

Actually, this is just the window. The theme is just the Default XP theme.

-I know what you mean, but that is the picture INSIDE of the windows update window. This is the main problem.

Edited by RTCTech1, 13 November 2009 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:06 PM

:flowers: Got it. Had to look twice. :thumbsup:

Sorry. Really do`t have a clue why XP is being seen as Vista.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:21 PM

Yeah, and I tried updating to service pack 3 and that didnt work, but after some permission changes with subnacl, it was working, the update thing is still happening though :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 02:10 PM

What's reflected (as the O/S) when you click on My Computer/Properties?

Same question, with msinfo32 command?

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:33 PM

"Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 build 2600" (i upgraded to 3, didn't fix the issue though.)

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:58 PM

You might try this, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:19 PM

So this is what happens when i try to install Windows Update Agent AND IE8 (not at the same time of course, i just left the message up):
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:48 PM

Hmmm...how about this, http://www.ehow.com/how_2316550_remove-win...date-agent.html ?

I'm hoping that uninstalling the agent and then going to the WUS will enable proper recognition of the O/S...but I suspect that there's a registry key that needs to be changed.

If it were me, I would do a manual search of the registry and find any data item reflecting Vista as an O/S...and delete same. Or maybe just do a repair install.

Sorry, this is another one beyond my ken :thumbsup:.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:36 PM

That article describes an "Uninstall Update" but there is no option for it.

I have already done a repair install in hopes that that would fix the issue, to no avail.

The registry value seems the most plausible to me, especially because of what IE8 was saying. I'll look into it over the weekend and post here on Monday after I try a few things.




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