Thursday, August 14, 2008

Windows updates failing to install

I recently had an issue where my windows updates simply failed to install. They would download just fine but never installed.

I found a fix here:
Go here and see if it works

fix any issues, then validate it.

If it still doesn't work try this

Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll

Attempt to run Windows Update

Now what do you get?

The problem in the thread had a different source than mine, he had cloned his OS onto a new HD. In my case I had a fresh install of WinXP that was barely a month old.

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