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Win XP SP3 failure Error Code: 0x80004005

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Old 11-05-2008
Claudehl@aol.com
 
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Re: Win XP SP3 failure Error Code: 0x80004005

On May 9, 12:07?pm, Ubtree <Ubt...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I too had this problem. ?In my case, it affected 2 PCs - one that is a year
> old, with SP2 and all subsequent updates installed, and the other a recent
> reload, with SP2 but no other updates. ?I am amazed that it affected 2 such
> different builds.
>
> I tried various workarounds, including Live Update (which generated the
> 0x80004005 error), and downloading both the smaller stand-alone installation
> files and trying to install them (only to be told (incorrectly) that the
> update "had already been applied").
>
> Finally, after contacting MS Support, I received a very helpful response,
> advising me to download and apply the 300+MB file. ?And this finally worked
> on both PCs.
>
> So for anyone who has this problem, I recommend gritting your teeth, and
> going for the 1 hour download.
>

Last thing I tried was to start with a clean SP2 install, then install
all the optional updates that I want, hardware and software, like WMP
11, etc., first, and go to High Priority Updates last to install SP3.
That seemed to work. I just don't know if future updates down the line
will install properly though.
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  #17  
Old 12-05-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: Win XP SP3 failure Error Code: 0x80004005

Please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

IGNORE the title. Try registering wups2.dll by following the Method laid
out. If no joy, install the latest Version of the Windows Update Agent:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blog...showentry=1172

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



Claudehl@aol.com wrote:

> On May 9, 12:07?pm, Ubtree <Ubt...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>I too had this problem. ?In my case, it affected 2 PCs - one that is a year
>>old, with SP2 and all subsequent updates installed, and the other a recent
>>reload, with SP2 but no other updates. ?I am amazed that it affected 2 such
>>different builds.
>>
>>I tried various workarounds, including Live Update (which generated the
>>0x80004005 error), and downloading both the smaller stand-alone installation
>>files and trying to install them (only to be told (incorrectly) that the
>>update "had already been applied").
>>
>>Finally, after contacting MS Support, I received a very helpful response,
>>advising me to download and apply the 300+MB file. ?And this finally worked
>>on both PCs.
>>
>>So for anyone who has this problem, I recommend gritting your teeth, and
>>going for the 1 hour download.
>>

>
> Last thing I tried was to start with a clean SP2 install, then install
> all the optional updates that I want, hardware and software, like WMP
> 11, etc., first, and go to High Priority Updates last to install SP3.
> That seemed to work. I just don't know if future updates down the line
> will install properly though.

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  #18  
Old 13-05-2008
Claudehl@aol.com
 
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Re: Win XP SP3 failure Error Code: 0x80004005

Windows Updates is completely broken right now. No updates download
properly, even on machine that don't have yet SP3 and where there were
no problems last week. Now, all we get is "PerUpdate" regulated and
can NOT download.

My guess is all servers are overwhelmed by the flood of SP3 updates,
or somehow Microsoft has disabled Updates on demand to favor Automatic
Updates.


On May 11, 12:51*pm, "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgr...@nowandzen.com> wrote:
> Please see:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>
> IGNORE the title. Try registering wups2.dll by following the Method laid
> out. If no joy, install the latest Version of the Windows Update Agent:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blog...showentry=1172
>
> MowGreen *[MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> * *-343-* *FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> Claud...@aol.com wrote:
> > On May 9, 12:07?pm, Ubtree <Ubt...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
> >>I too had this problem. ?In my case, it affected 2 PCs - one that is a year
> >>old, with SP2 and all subsequent updates installed, and the other a recent
> >>reload, with SP2 but no other updates. ?I am amazed that it affected 2 such
> >>different builds.

>
> >>I tried various workarounds, including Live Update (which generated the
> >>0x80004005 error), and downloading both the smaller stand-alone installation
> >>files and trying to install them (only to be told (incorrectly) that the
> >>update "had already been applied").

>
> >>Finally, after contacting MS Support, I received a very helpful response,
> >>advising me to download and apply the 300+MB file. ?And this finally worked
> >>on both PCs.

>
> >>So for anyone who has this problem, I recommend gritting your teeth, and
> >>going for the 1 hour download.

>
> > Last thing I tried was to start with a clean SP2 install, then install
> > all the optional updates that I want, hardware and software, like WMP
> > 11, etc., first, and go to High Priority Updates last to install SP3.
> > That seemed to work. I just don't know if future updates down the line
> > will install properly though.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


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