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Old 05-07-2007
Bluesey
 
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Update after Windows XP Repair Installation

Afetr a frustrating time trying the various fixes on this page the following
sequence worked for me. I had to repair windows after hardware problems
disrupted my installation, with frequent auto-resets and lots of lost work.
New install has now been running OK for a week, and all updates have been
installed.

Unistall Windows Installer 3.0 or 3.1 from <Control Panel><Add or Remove
Programs>
Download WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe to local folder (e.g c:\Download\)
from Windows KnowledgeBase
Download WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe to same folder
Reboot to Safe Mode (F8)
Delete folder c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution
Reboot normally
Click <Start> <Run>
Enter c:\Download\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce <OK>
Reboot
Run WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe from c:\Download\
Reboot
Go to Windows Update site
Windows Installer3.1 will install automatically
Reboot
Go to Windows Update site and install updates

Good luck!

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Old 08-07-2007
Mike
 
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Re: Update after Windows XP Repair Installation

Hi,

I have been having the same problems as you but I haven't been able to
get your recipe to work, can you advise me what I am doing wrong ?


> Unistall Windows Installer 3.0 or 3.1 from <Control Panel><Add or Remove
> Programs>


I cannot see Windows Installer 3.x on Control panel so cannot remove
it ?

> Download WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe to local folder (e.g c:\Download\)
> from Windows KnowledgeBase
> Download WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe to same folder
> Reboot to Safe Mode (F8)
> Delete folder c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution


It just comes back when I restart, and has exactly the same things
inside it. I did boot to safe mode before deleting it, is there
something else needed ?

Rest of procedure fails becaus eof this I think.

Thanks,

Mike

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Old 22-04-2008
McKenzie
 
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Re: Update after Windows XP Repair Installation

What did you do to fix the problem. I have the same thing happening right now.

"Mike" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have been having the same problems as you but I haven't been able to
> get your recipe to work, can you advise me what I am doing wrong ?
>
>
> > Unistall Windows Installer 3.0 or 3.1 from <Control Panel><Add or Remove
> > Programs>

>
> I cannot see Windows Installer 3.x on Control panel so cannot remove
> it ?
>
> > Download WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe to local folder (e.g c:\Download\)
> > from Windows KnowledgeBase
> > Download WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe to same folder
> > Reboot to Safe Mode (F8)
> > Delete folder c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution

>
> It just comes back when I restart, and has exactly the same things
> inside it. I did boot to safe mode before deleting it, is there
> something else needed ?
>
> Rest of procedure fails becaus eof this I think.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike
>
>

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Old 22-04-2008
Shenan Stanley
 
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Re: Update after Windows XP Repair Installation


"Mike" wrote:
>> Uninstall Windows Installer 3.0 or 3.1 from <Control Panel>

> <Add or Remove> Programs>
>
> I cannot see Windows Installer 3.x on Control panel so cannot remove
> it ?
>
> > Download WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe to local folder (e.g c:\Download\)
> > from Windows KnowledgeBase
> > Download WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe to same folder
> > Reboot to Safe Mode (F8)
> > Delete folder c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution

>
> It just comes back when I restart, and has exactly the same things
> inside it. I did boot to safe mode before deleting it, is there
> something else needed ?
>
> Rest of procedure fails becaus eof this I think.


McKenzie wrote:
> What did you do to fix the problem. I have the same thing
> happening right now.


You did research... Or so it seems since you are replying to a given
posting...

Did you miss this?

Any Google/Newsgroup searches for your problem before asking? I only ask
because this newsgroup is over-flowing with the following answer ( I know -
I have posted it many times myself... ;-) ):

Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
you repair a Windows XP installation
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

(Try it even if you did a clean, not repair, installation.)
(Try it even if you performed some sort of restore - not repair install.)
(Try it even if you did an upgrade installation.)

Do all suggested methods. Hope that helps!

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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