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  1. #1
    Bluesey Guest

    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!

  2. #2
    Mike Guest

    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


  3. #3
    McKenzie Guest

    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
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    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
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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