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Old 22-05-2008
John
 
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all updates fail after sp3


I have had this on 2 different pcs now so I don't think it was a fluke.
After installing SP3 trying to install the remaining critcal updates all
fail. they download, and then come up with this message that the following
update failed....

I don't see an error code.


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Old 22-05-2008
Shenan Stanley
 
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Re: all updates fail after sp3

John wrote:
> I have had this on 2 different pcs now so I don't think it was a
> fluke. After installing SP3 trying to install the remaining critcal
> updates all fail. they download, and then come up with this
> message that the following update failed....
>
> I don't see an error code.


Answer below...
(Try both methods - ignore the title of the article.)

Search using Google!
http://www.google.com/
(How-to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/basics.html )

Examples (phrases to use):

Windows XP updates will not install
updates not installing on Windows XP
my updates download but do not install on Windows XP
why won't my updates install on Windows XP
updates fail to install with Windows XP

The answer to that question has been posted many many times over - all one
has to do is search.

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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Old 22-05-2008
Eddie Bowers [MSFT]
 
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RE: all updates fail after sp3

Go ahead and try my new tool and see if it fixes it. If not, you should be
able to find an error in the windowsupdate.log (in the windows directory)
that will help narrow things down.


Windows Update Universal Fix Tool (shotgun tool)

OK, it's not Universal (90% I would say) and it not new because we have
been using it internally for a while, but I just recently modified it so
that it could be posted publically (had to have it automatically download
some support files that were not redistributable).

http://www.codeplex.com/aureset

Eddie Bowers
Security Support
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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Old 24-05-2008
robinb
 
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Re: all updates fail after sp3

try downloading dial a fix
http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#...C_and_articles

also read the part about WU/WUAU
after you install the program put a check mark only in Fix Windows Updates
let it run
when done reboot your computer
now try again to go to windows update and see if it works

this worked for me because i had the same problem on my t41 notebook

robin
"John" <jadams@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:CAE76093-2BE1-4E3B-955D-67DF0CD8CA71@microsoft.com...
>I have had this on 2 different pcs now so I don't think it was a fluke.
>After installing SP3 trying to install the remaining critcal updates all
>fail. they download, and then come up with this message that the following
>update failed....
>
> I don't see an error code.
>


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