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  1. #1
    Alan279 Guest

    windows updates download but won't install

    I recently upgraded a workstation on a server 2003 domain to Win XP pro from
    Win 200 Pro. All seems fine except updates won't install. I have downloaded
    them manually but they will not install. I have also downloaded and installed
    other software (IE7 with no problem) Any ideas??
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    PC Doctor
    Canada

  2. #2
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: windows updates download but won't install

    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

    NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery installs.
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    Alan279 wrote:
    > I recently upgraded a workstation on a server 2003 domain to Win XP pro
    > from
    > Win 200 Pro. All seems fine except updates won't install. I have
    > downloaded
    > them manually but they will not install. I have also downloaded and
    > installed other software (IE7 with no problem) Any ideas??



  3. #3
    Engel Guest

    RE: windows updates download but won't install

    Hello Alan,


    Ignore the title - 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>

    OR

    Install dial-a-fix, ran it and reboot

    <http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?pg=1&p=1&tid=fb171ac4-a746-45ae-b6e1-35f68f2ad7fc&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.security&cat=en_US_9CA88DDB-D18D-FA0E-A366-6E527B0FBA67&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=en-us>

    I hope this post is helpful.

    Let us know how it works ºut.
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    "Alan279" wrote:

    > I recently upgraded a workstation on a server 2003 domain to Win XP pro from
    > Win 200 Pro. All seems fine except updates won't install. I have downloaded
    > them manually but they will not install. I have also downloaded and installed
    > other software (IE7 with no problem) Any ideas??
    > --
    > PC Doctor
    > Canada


  4. #4
    donna Guest

    RE: windows updates download but won't install

    On a fluke, I read that one of the symptoms of having the downadup worm is
    that it disables Windows Update. I downloaded the tool and ran it, and sure
    enough, I was infected. I was shocked. Try downloading the tool...it's a
    quick scan as opposed to a whole system scan. Mine wouldn't install either.
    http://www.bitdefender.com/VIRUS-100...nadup.Gen.html

    "Alan279" wrote:

    > I recently upgraded a workstation on a server 2003 domain to Win XP pro from
    > Win 200 Pro. All seems fine except updates won't install. I have downloaded
    > them manually but they will not install. I have also downloaded and installed
    > other software (IE7 with no problem) Any ideas??
    > --
    > PC Doctor
    > Canada


  5. #5
    MowGreen Guest

    Re: windows updates download but won't install

    Donna,

    The monthly release of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has
    had that worm in it's definitions since Jan 08, 2009:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830

    Win32/Conficker -
    https://www.microsoft.com/security/p...32%2fConficker

    Aliases

    *
    * TA08-297A (other) CVE-2008-4250 (other)
    * VU827267 (other)
    * Win32/Conficker.A (CA)
    * Mal/Conficker-A (Sophos)
    * Trojan.Win32.Agent.bccs (Kaspersky)
    * W32.Downadup.B (Symantec)
    * Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.aqfw (Kaspersky)
    * W32/Conficker.worm (McAfee)
    * Trojan:Win32/Conficker!corrupt (Microsoft)
    * W32.Downadup (Symantec)
    * WORM_DOWNAD (Trend Micro)
    * Confickr (other)

    IF you had allowed it's initial installation and the monthly updates to
    it via Automatic|Windows Updates then your system would not have been
    affected by this worm in the first place.

    And, even more importantly, if the KB958644 Security update that
    addressed the vulnerability had been installed in *OCTOBER of 2008*,
    then the worm would *never* have infected your system:

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical
    Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS08-067.mspx


    MowGreen
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    ===============

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    donna wrote:

    > On a fluke, I read that one of the symptoms of having the downadup worm is
    > that it disables Windows Update. I downloaded the tool and ran it, and sure
    > enough, I was infected. I was shocked. Try downloading the tool...it's a
    > quick scan as opposed to a whole system scan. Mine wouldn't install either.
    > http://www.bitdefender.com/VIRUS-100...nadup.Gen.html
    >
    > "Alan279" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I recently upgraded a workstation on a server 2003 domain to Win XP pro from
    >>Win 200 Pro. All seems fine except updates won't install. I have downloaded
    >>them manually but they will not install. I have also downloaded and installed
    >>other software (IE7 with no problem) Any ideas??
    >>--
    >>PC Doctor
    >>Canada


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