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WindowsUpdate in XP/SP3


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#1 Joxtersenior

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:27 AM

My Win update is set to automatic and seems to function OK. I had cause to look at WindowsUpdate.log and noticed a number of references that say "Update is not allowed" and "is priority regulated and can not download"
As the columns have no headers I can't get a handle on what is happening. What gives?

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:03 PM

If you invoke Windows Update (Start>RUN> type 'wupdmgr.exe', press okay) and let it run then you can review your update history, what are the errors in the update history? (It is on the upper left hand of the Windows Update Window).

You may have to look at a lot of the red X's and see what they say.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:08 PM

Update not allowed could mean that you do not meet the requirements to update.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:41 AM

Tks to Bleepin Madman and Mooseby. 'wupdmgr.exe' shows that several updates failed. Would have thought that a warning would have come after installation failed. anyway, I'll get onto M/S support and try to sort.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:56 AM

It can be very frustrating, I like to go back first and work forward.




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