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berlichmanMar 4, 2010, 11:27 PM Zoron said: Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. I think that was it! Rename the SoftwareDistribution sub-folder in the C:\Windows folder3. bamim2Dec 17, 2013, 3:41 PM Thank you. http://howtoblog.org/windows-xp/windows-xp-media-center-edition-automatic-update-problem.html

I'd love to install Linux on it (I do most of my surfing on a Linux VM on my office machine), but most games for the Dudeling are PC only. Windows xp won't update Started by WilliamP , Jun 12 2015 11:32 AM Please log in to reply 14 replies to this topic #1 WilliamP WilliamP Members 119 posts OFFLINE Install the latest Microsoft Windows updates. So I did. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579269/windows-xp-wont-update/

Windows Xp Windows Update Not Working

I recently did a fresh install of XP, installed SP3 from disk, and it still won't update, either through automatic updates, or on the Windows update website. MrFrideyJan 2, 2014, 8:09 PM Hi All, It took me a while to cut this one down. Can I just type it in?

  • I was hoping to forget it, not be reminded 2 hours later.
  • Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #19 10-24-2013, 07:42 PM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Make sure you have the latest
  • A few people told me that whenever they try to install SP3 in Windows XP, Windows shows following error message: Service Pack 3 Setup cannot update a checked (debug) system with
  • I've tried reformatting my drive & reinstalling XP.
  • I understand how to empty the "Software Distribution" folder.
  • It has been driving me crazy(er) for 4 or 5 days now.
  • Back to top #11 WilliamP WilliamP Topic Starter Members 119 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:08:43 AM Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:09 AM John I went to Computer, Comp.
  • I've searched & tried 20 different fixes & nothing has helped.
  • Currently we cant find which software it is but in future if you reinstall Windows, then install your software one by one and check System Properties every time.
  • I'm totally stumped & I've already reinstalled XP several times with similar results, although if there are flaws in my method of installation or post installation, I could always try again.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: [email protected] comments about this website to: [email protected] Terms of Use / Privacy Policy Advertise on the Straight Dope! (Your direct line to thousands of the This allows Microsoft to download an ActiveX control that gathers assorted debugging information and sends it back to them. After messing with this for a week, to have the "Fix it" gizmo run & cause SUCH a mess! Windows 7 Will Not Update After Fresh Install So, I guess after a 'few' reboots the OS made the correction.

Then I installed MS Security Essentials & I've just installed IE8 & am going to reboot as soon as I get done writing this post. Windows Xp Windows Update Page Cannot Be Displayed It kickstarts a small download which can try to sort out the problem internally and coming from Microsoft themselves, it should be safe to run. It is calledbackground intelligent transfer service.See post #6 by redwolfe_98. Just download and save to desktop and run the software.

bamim2Dec 17, 2013, 2:48 PM Pretend like I'm not writing this, OK? Windows Xp Won't Update Find all posts by Rhythmdvl Advertisements #2 10-23-2013, 05:30 PM Kimballkid Guest Join Date: Dec 2011 I don't know if it has anything to do with it, By the way my computer has XP and that Reg.Key is on mine. Well, I'm over at that office today.

Windows Xp Windows Update Page Cannot Be Displayed

Update for Windows XP (KB927891): This is the update to fix or prevent the SVCHOST.exe 99% CPU usage issue. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1921384/brand-install-stall-windows-updates.html Fortyfold View Public Profile Find all posts by Fortyfold #30 10-29-2013, 06:41 PM Rhythmdvl Charter Member Join Date: Oct 1999 Location: Shakedown Street Posts: 12,932 Quote: Originally Posted Windows Xp Windows Update Not Working Hope this helps you guys out, if you didn't have to do a fresh install then you might only need the last 4 IE8 updates, Windows Update Agent 3.0, etc. Where Is Windows Update In Xp THANK YOU...

I had Auto Update set to download, but not install. his comment is here Closest thing to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? thanks a lot Kyr Doesn't work! [XP pro] Changed the "Multiproccessor free" to "Checked", run the SP3, installed ok, restarted as needed but from this point and on my pc keeps Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #21 10-24-2013, 08:19 PM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Quote: Originally Posted by Rhythmdvl Its Windows Update Xp Download

When you first install IE7, you get a known buggy version. Microsoft's first suggestion was to download version 3 of the Windows Update "Agent" (file WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe) to the root of the C disk, then run it with Start -> Run and the To continue support, make sure you've installed Windows Vista SP2. Support for Windows XP SP2 ended on July 13, 2010. http://howtoblog.org/windows-xp/update-to-xp-sp3.html Try it.) Blakeyrat View Public Profile Find all posts by Blakeyrat #7 10-23-2013, 11:22 PM Superhal Guest Join Date: Sep 2009 I was forced to buy win7 because

Installed some other thing that looked VERY flaky in the Services menu, then it corrupted my registry! Download Windows Xp Updates Manually Scan might have missed something. As soon as IE8 loads the web page, it fails with error 0x80248015 before the user can search for fixes.Why would anyone care?

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It also needs to know the archive site like ftp.us.debian.org to download from. We have posted about it at following link: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) RTM Released, Download Links Inside I have received a few mails mentioning a strange problem which occurs but for whatever reason, re-registering them works. Kb2497281 Same as above, couldn't find SP3 on Microsoft sites, eventually found it on Filehippo and then it failed to run with this message.

Is there an easy fix or should I just keep this thing off the internet? Then, the next window will include a tick box to "Don't ask me again about this update" or words to that effect. Also, Microsoft servers just had a huge Schannel bug and the first fix for it was itself buggy. http://howtoblog.org/windows-xp/xp-sp3-update-failed.html I'll report back with the results.

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Install in that order. Again. It was hung in the middle of running the "MS Advantage" gizmo. Type in services.msc In services, click on Bacground Intelligence Service.

However, a copy of Windows XP purchased at retail in a shrink-wrapped box had no problems with Windows Update. badgeSep 11, 2008, 2:40 AM Well, I will have to try Zoron's instruction on the one XP machine I have that always fails to install the OS updates. Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #9 10-24-2013, 12:02 AM engineer_comp_geek Robot Mod in Beta Testing Moderator Join Date: Mar 2001 Location: Pennsylvania Posts: 16,535 It's not that bad So, things got to the point where the Auto Update was updating 1 update at a time.

The system has been loaded up and running for many years though. Also, before the days of online validation, how did we get around having to insert the CD every time we wanted to play something. Rhythmdvl View Public Profile Visit Rhythmdvl's homepage! I only installed the IE6 cumulative security update to fix it, but I am assuming that when i upgrade to IE8, Windows Update will break again until I install the IE8

My fix must be temporary, but it works each time. As @ahmed notes, it might be a good idea to update to IE 8 directly first and then try Windows Update again.