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#1 Tej

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:12 AM

I am running windows XP proffessional with SP2.
Automatic windows updates turned on
I have an icon in my system tray showing updates are ready for for your computer.
However when I click the icon.. windows tries to update but I get a message saying
Updates were unable to be successfully installed
Security update for Flash Player (KB913433)


It seems all other updates were successfully installed .. there were 2 other updates ( total of 3 updates to be installed)

The icon keeps showing up in the system tray

Thanks for your help

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#2 Izzy

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:34 AM

I can only think of going to the update site itself via star/all programs, and run the express scan. When you see that update uncheck the box and check the box that ays "Don't Show This Update Again" and that should solve that problem.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:32 AM

Did you try to reboot your computer ?

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:26 AM

I had this problem when Adobe Download Manager was installed, yank that out of there if you have it and try again. You should uninstall/deactivate any other download managers as well.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for the replies.
I did go to start>programs and ran windows update. There is no express scan. However, I checked the history.. which showed the failed update. message sgowed to click failed icon to see how to solve the problem. I did click the failed icon .. and nothing happened.
Any suggestions?
Thanks for all the help
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 12:55 PM

Here is a workaround I keep handy that very often works for that problem:

Bring up a command prompt and type 'proxycfg -d' to clear the proxy cache (if you are using one).
Type 'net stop wuauserv' to stop the automatic updates service.
Open Windows Explorer and browse to C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution. Delete the contents of this folder.
Go Back to the command prompt and type 'net start wuauserv' to restart the automatic updates.
Retry Windows update.




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