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Thread: "Some updates could not be installed"

  1. #1
    Antnee20x Guest

    "Some updates could not be installed"

    I tried to install updates for my computer, however they will not. The
    install balloon keeps popping up but every time I receive the same issue.

    Th following is the list of updates not being installed. How can I fix
    this and install the updates?

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954154)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB943055)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950749)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
    Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
    Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
    Critical Update for Windows XP (KB886185)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB945553)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB943485)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920213)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
    Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)
    Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB888302)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB926255)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB918118)
    Update for Windows XP (KB922582)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923191)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB932168)
    Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows XP (KB960714)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954211)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
    Update for Windows XP (KB900485)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667)
    Update for Windows XP (KB938828)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB911280)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923980)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920685)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
    Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB956391)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729)
    Update for Windows XP (KB955839)
    Security Update for Windows (KB923723)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927)
    Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB952069)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB928255)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB943460)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB927802)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)


  2. #2
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: "Some updates could not be installed"

    Start button --> RUN and type in:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\net stop wuauserv
    --> Click OK.

    Start button --> RUN and type in:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\system32\wups2.dll
    --> Click OK.

    Start button --> RUN and type in:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\net start wuauserv
    --> Click OK.

    Download the latest version of the Windows Update agent from here (x86):
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91237
    .... and save it to the root of your C:\ drive. After saving it to the root
    of the C:\ drive, do the following:

    Close all Internet Explorer Windows and other applications.

    Start button --> RUN and type in:
    %SystemDrive%\windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe /WUFORCE
    --> Click OK.

    (If asked, select "Run.) --> Click on NEXT --> Select "I agree" and click on
    NEXT --> When it finishes installing, click on "Finish"...

    Reboot.

    Log on as an user with administrative rights and open Internet Explorer and
    visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and select to do a CUSTOM scan...
    (Every time you are about to click on something while at these web pages -
    first press and hold down the CTRL key while you click on it. You can
    release the CTRL key after clicking each time.)

    Once the scan is done, select just ONE of the high priority updates
    (deselect
    any others) and install it.

    Reboot again.

    Come back - let us know if that worked.

    (If it did work - try it again - selecting no more than 3-5 at a time. The
    Optional Software updates are generally safe - although I recommend against
    the Windows Search one. I would completely avoid the Optional Hardware
    updates.)

    Really - come back and let everyone know if that worked.

  3. #3
    Antnee20x Guest

    Re: "Some updates could not be installed"



    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Come back - let us know if that worked.
    >
    > (If it did work - try it again - selecting no more than 3-5 at a time. The
    > Optional Software updates are generally safe - although I recommend against
    > the Windows Search one. I would completely avoid the Optional Hardware
    > updates.)
    >
    > Really - come back and let everyone know if that worked.
    >
    > --


    > Shenan Stanley

    ****

    Of the 59 updates, I have 44 left. I was downloading between 1 and 3 at a
    time. When trying to dowload more then 3, they were failing. I was moving
    along, but seemed to run into a road block and the updates are failing again.

    I was going from the bottom - up. Then tried to randomly pick some and then
    from the top.

    Thank you very much for your time in helping me thus far! it is truly
    appricated.

  4. #4
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: "Some updates could not be installed"

    Dang - so it got you 15 updates further along - and then busted on you
    again...?

    I would say repeat the same steps and see if you can get through more.
    However - here is a different method - somewhat...

    Get Dial-a-Fix:
    http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

    Use its options to fix:
    - Windows Installer
    - Windows Update
    - All the Registration Center options.

    Turn off the "Empty System32\Catroot 2"
    Do NOT do "Flush SoftwareDistribution".

    Then click "GO" and wait until it is done... Reboot will be needed.

    - Download/Install Windows Update v3.
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91237
    (You *may* need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce"
    right after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)

    - Reboot.
    - Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and scan for/install updates.

    Let us know!

  5. #5
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: "Some updates could not be installed"

    One other thing...

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (seperately) with the
    following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):

    SuperAntiSpyware

    MalwareBytes

    After performing a full scan with one and then the other and removing
    whatever they both find completely - repeat the steps I originally laid out.
    It may be that you were infested with a spyware/adware/malware application
    and it was causing all your troubles.

  6. #6
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest
    Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
    Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you perform a new Windows XP
    installation or you repair a Windows XP installation
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

  7. #7
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: "Some updates could not be installed"

    Thanks for the addition! Very informative. ;-)

    For those who want to see the entire 11.5ish month old conversation (at this
    time)

    Good information in there, really.

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