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A Windows XP upgrade that fails


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#1 junga

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:41 AM

My Computer keeps trying to install this update and fails:

"Size: 501 KB

Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight saving time and time zone laws in several countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2010. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2158563"


How can I sucessfully install this. My last resort is turning off windows update. I don't want to see that red ballon tray popup though...

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:48 AM

Have you tried to install a sp, a service pack? I f so which one is your pc running? You can manually adjust your computers clock.Just click on the lower right side where the clock is and adjust it.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:37 PM

This desktop is quite old, Pentium 4 HT - Windows XP. I've installed many updates including windows xp SP3. This lingering automatic update keeps failing. More nuisance than a problem. I've adjusted the clock to the right time, maybe the computer disagrees? lol

One thing I've noticed is that I am unable to synchronize with an Internet Time Server.
Time.Windows.com is down?
Is that relevant?

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:41 PM

Does the update show any error messages when it try's to install?


Time.Windows.com is down?
Is that relevant?


Well lets see, click the url and there should be more in the list just use a different one and then see if it syncs.

Edited by computerxpds, 27 November 2010 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:12 PM

This desktop is quite old, Pentium 4 HT - Windows XP. I've installed many updates including windows xp SP3. This lingering automatic update keeps failing. More nuisance than a problem. I've adjusted the clock to the right time, maybe the computer disagrees? lol

One thing I've noticed is that I am unable to synchronize with an Internet Time Server.
Time.Windows.com is down?
Is that relevant?


I'm not sure whether it's relevant,but he's something that may help you with the time server issue. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/timewindowscom-sync-failure/161461.html
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#6 junga

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:39 PM

Although I cannot sychronize properly, I think the issue is simply an update problem. This is the update info once again:

"Size: 501 KB

Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight saving time and time zone laws in several countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2010. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer."

One problem I found was that everytime I go to shutdown the computer, there is an Install Update 1 of 1 that fails before it turns off. It never goes away. It could be that I already downloaded the update but it just simply won't install properly.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:36 AM

If you go to the Windows Update page:

(Go to Start>RUN> type 'wupdmgr.exe' without the scarce quotes, press Okay.)

On the left hand side there is a line that says 'Reveiew your update history', if you look at that , there should be an update with a red X, click that and it will give you an error message, what does that say?

ETA: It is not a good idea to turn off Windows Updates.

Edited by Mooseby, 28 November 2010 - 08:37 AM.


#8 junga

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:25 PM

A popup says, "Installation Error - Error Code: 0x8007F0F4 " comes up.

I Downloaded tclock program and successfully synchronized with a time server. The Windows Update balloon has subsided yay. My update history is filled with that same failed installation.

I still would like to find a fix on this.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:22 PM

A popup says, "Installation Error - Error Code: 0x8007F0F4 " comes up.

I Downloaded tclock program and successfully synchronized with a time server. The Windows Update balloon has subsided yay. My update history is filled with that same failed installation.

I still would like to find a fix on this.

Hi, which KB/update is the the error on?

That would help, you can also try disabling the Windows Time service.




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