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Windows Update not working after installing SP3

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#1 Dawgmom


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:20 PM



I just finished a clean install of WinXP with SP2 using the disk that came with the computer. Then I used the driver disk to install the drivers. Lastly, I went to Windows Update (from the start menu). I downloaded, installed, and rebooted after the first 80 critical updates. Then I did the same after being prompted to install SP3. After the reboot and returning to the WU the little green bar just kept running - no updates showed in the browser. I went to the MSN homepage and was asked to upgrade my browser to IE8 and did. Then I noticed that the Automatic Updates popped up with new updates to install which I did.


I know there are other software and driver updates (although I won't install drivers from WU) and I would like to be able to get them if I need to - especially for MS Office, etc. I tried using a BAT file fix I found at the MS Knowledgebase but it didn't help.


I tried to attach my windows update log to this post but it's too big. It was also too long to paste and kept crashing IE8. So, if you can help but need to see it, please let me know how to post it.






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Edited by Dawgmom, 22 November 2013 - 01:44 PM.

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#2 Union_Thug


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:02 PM

Recurring problem with Internet Ex-PLODE-r (monthly, it seems) every time Microsloppy releases a new cumulative security update to Ex-PLODE-r it "breaks" Windows & M$ updates.





Install latest (Nov 2013) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2888505) & hopefully WU will work


Hope this helps. :busy:

#3 lautry


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:39 PM

well, the saga continues. I download the update, it only gives me the option to save, not run. i open the file and windows says it can't open the .msu file and that i should select a program to open it. seems like i'm beat at every turn.


#4 hamluis



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 04:43 PM

I was under the impression that Windows Updates only responded to XP with SP3 already installed...I guess that I was wrong.


Worth a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2606456  AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 .



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