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Thread: Windows update failed installing updates

  1. #1
    Jorge Guest

    Windows update failed installing updates

    I'm getting the yellow shield on the bottom of my screen saying: "New updates
    are ready to install" but when I click on install, they all failed, I get no
    failing history in windows update website or anything I could click on it an
    solve the problem, in other words, windows update is not installing anything
    on my computer.

    Thanks in advance for any responses.

  2. #2
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Windows update failed installing updates

    Jorge wrote:
    > I'm getting the yellow shield on the bottom of my screen saying:
    > "New updates are ready to install" but when I click on install,
    > they all failed, I get no failing history in windows update website
    > or anything I could click on it an solve the problem, in other
    > words, windows update is not installing anything on my computer.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any responses.


    OS in question?
    What changed between this working properly and now?

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  3. #3
    Jorge Guest

    Re: Windows update failed installing updates

    I had to reinstall using the repair option because a software I installed
    before messed up my windows.

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Jorge wrote:
    > > I'm getting the yellow shield on the bottom of my screen saying:
    > > "New updates are ready to install" but when I click on install,
    > > they all failed, I get no failing history in windows update website
    > > or anything I could click on it an solve the problem, in other
    > > words, windows update is not installing anything on my computer.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any responses.

    >
    > OS in question?
    > What changed between this working properly and now?
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Windows update failed installing updates

    Jorge wrote:
    > I'm getting the yellow shield on the bottom of my screen saying:
    > "New updates are ready to install" but when I click on install,
    > they all failed, I get no failing history in windows update website
    > or anything I could click on it an solve the problem, in other
    > words, windows update is not installing anything on my computer.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any responses.


    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > OS in question?
    > What changed between this working properly and now?


    Jorge wrote:
    > I had to reinstall using the repair option because a software I
    > installed before messed up my windows.


    You seem to have an aversion to pointing out what OS you have...? (Operating
    System - Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows
    XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP x64,
    Windows Vista [insert version here]...?? )

    I am going to guess you have Windows XP. It's just a guess - but it is an
    educated one based of the percentage of machines out there with Windows XP,
    your phtrasing, etc.

    The solutions below have been posted in these newsgroups many times over for
    'after repairing a Windows XP install - updates do not install - although
    they may download fine.'...

    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.)

    Can't figure that out?
    (Only do below if you actually cannot figure out the simple instructions on
    the web page above...)

    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://download.windowsupdate.com/Wi...gent30-x86.exe
    (You *may* need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce"
    right after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)

    - Download/Install the 927891 patch.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...9-404327772E5A

    - Reboot.

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

    - Come back and let us know how things went!

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



  5. #5
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows update failed installing updates

    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
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    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Jorge wrote:
    > I had to reinstall using the repair option because a software I installed
    > before messed up my windows.
    >
    > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >
    >> Jorge wrote:
    >>> I'm getting the yellow shield on the bottom of my screen saying:
    >>> "New updates are ready to install" but when I click on install,
    >>> they all failed, I get no failing history in windows update website
    >>> or anything I could click on it an solve the problem, in other
    >>> words, windows update is not installing anything on my computer.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance for any responses.

    >>
    >> OS in question?
    >> What changed between this working properly and now?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Shenan Stanley
    >> MS-MVP
    >> --
    >> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



  6. #6
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    thank you Shenan Stanley, by visiting http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 and following the steps on there helped me to resolve my problem with the updates failing to install.

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