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Windows Updates not showing up/ Cant Install IE8


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#1 wilnotdie

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:55 PM

Just finished cleaning some things out from this post...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/325945/various-infections/

Things are working fine, except, cant update windows. Windows Update website, is showing no updates, no optional updates, only 2 optional hardware ones.

Also, cant Install IE8, it fails... I explained on the other thread, I'l copy and paste...

I tried to install IE8, but it failed. Said that an update failed to install, and that I should install it manually. It linked me to this

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

I tried to install this, but received an error message saying that the service pack I have installed is newer then this update.


Any idea or should I move this to the xp forums?


I do, I think. No updates are shown on Windows Update website, using the Custom option. Restore Hidden Updates button is greyed out. In light of this, I installed Installer 4.5, still no luck.


Not really.

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Im guessing if updates were done, perhaps they were done through Automatic Updates?

Under the Windows Update History, it only showed the windows update agent.


I tried to reset windows update components using the Fix It from
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Used, both options. Still no luck, and now under Update History on the windows update website, it no longer shows the windows update agent.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:10 PM

System manufacturer and model?

Did you try to install IE8 from your desktop?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-...wide-sites.aspx

Click your O/S and select the desktop as the destination.

I can't help you with WUS problems, I just work around them rather than try to understand them.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:08 PM

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4084

From desktop, yes.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:16 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a user is unable to use Windows Internet Explorer 7 to download files on a computer that is running Windows XP with IME enabled.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/do...me/default.mspx

SP3 is installed on this system?

Based on the fact that you've had malware problems...I'd have to guess that you may need to do a repair install of XP. If it were me, I would try reinstalling SP3 on the chance that it might overcome whatever is wrong.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:26 PM

First link, upon installing, produces the same error....service pack is newer.

SP3 is installed. I'll try reinstalling it, and post back with an update.

Thanks.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:36 PM

Holy Macro Batman!

It worked. Re-Installed SP3, and then IE8 installed, and now a ton of updates to process :thumbsup: looks like there were never any installed lol

Well I appreciate it.


Thank you very much peoples. Will report back after all updates installed.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:53 PM

Yes...there are 100 or so critical updates...after installing SP3 and IE8...updates to the new updates :thumbsup:.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:00 PM

Finally got just about all the updates installed....except

Security Update for Windows XP (KB973768)

Keeps failing. Error 0x8007F0F4 Tried manually, and no go.

searched, and found alot of threads but nothing confirmed, and quick for that matter.

Do you know something I don't?

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:27 AM

That update is for Media Center PCs...I don't know anything about such.

But you can manually download/install it, if you meet the prerequisites: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/sear...=clnk&gl=us.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:24 PM

Its not working :thumbsup:. I read some replies that said its safe to disable this update, that it was for the older version of Windows Media Center Edition. Im going to ask the owner, weather they want to reinstall fresh or disable the update.

Thanks for everything. Im guessing this will be closed soon.

Much appreciated!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

Hello,

This is likely related to your infection here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/328096/rootkitstdss-plus-other-random-things/ so I shall close this topic to avoid complicating things.

If you are still experiencing these issues once you have been declared clean, please send a PM to a moderator to reopen this topic.

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