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Windows Update reports NO updates?!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tom Seeley, Sep 28, 2006.

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  1. Tom Seeley

    Tom Seeley Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2006
    As of Thursday evening, Sept 28, I've read a lot about a major Windows security flaw that may just have been "fixed" by MS, necessitating downloading and installing one or more updates from the windows update site. But whenever I go to that site, either manually or with automatic updates, which I have configured to alert me but do nothing further, I ONLY get told that an update to Windows Installer 3.1 is available.

    Trouble is, I've downloaded that one four times now, and it always--ALWAYS--fails to install properly. When I tried to install it manually after downloading it manually, it failed with a small error window saying "access is denied"; nothing further. I've seen that one enough, when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

    But now, it seems, that's the only update MS says is available to me.

    Using some good advice from an earlier msg, I ran Belarc's analysis routine. Among other things, it reported nearly 50 critical updates it could not verify had been installed.

    Am I in trouble or aren't I?

    What should I do?
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Your computer specifications tell me that SP2 is installed and you said in your last post = when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

    Question is was SP2 fully installed?

    The other thing that makes me wonder is the thing about the other 50 or so updates that do not show installed in Belarc. I would like you to download this update for Belarc and install it and rerun it.

    Belarc Advisor Security Definitions Update
  3. Tom Seeley

    Tom Seeley Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2006

    Thx for helping with the "updates" issue. I did the Belarc update. It still shows 52 missing updates, using the Sept 26 updates bulletin from MS.

    Here's a cut/paste from the Belarc report, showing what it can't determine has been installed.

    KB918439-IE6SP1-20060530.145346 - Critical (details...)
    KB911567-OE6SP1-20060316.165634 - Important (details...)
    KB917734_WMP8 - Critical (details...)
    KB917734_WMP8 - Critical (details...)
    KB911564 - Important (details...)
    Q873339 - Important (details...)
    Q885835 - Important (details...)
    Q885836 - Important (details...)
    Q887472 - Moderate (details...)
    Q888302 - Important (details...)
    Q890046 - Moderate (details...)
    Q890859 - Important (details...)
    Q890923 - Critical (details...)
    Q891781 - Important (details...)
    Q893756 - Important (details...)
    Q896358 - Critical (details...)
    Q896423 - Critical (details...)
    Q896424 - Critical (details...)
    Q896428 - Moderate (details...)
    Q899587 - Moderate (details...)
    Q899589 - Important (details...)
    Q899591 - Moderate (details...)
    Q900725 - Important (details...)
    Q901017 - Important (details...)
    Q901214 - Critical (details...)
    Q902400 - Important (details...)
    Q904706 - Critical (details...)
    Q905414 - Moderate (details...)
    Q905749 - Important (details...)
    Q908519 - Critical (details...)
    Q908531 - Critical (details...)
    Q911280 - Important (details...)
    Q911562 - Critical (details...)
    Q911927 - Important (details...)
    Q912919 - Critical (details...)
    Q913580 - Low (details...)
    Q914388 - Critical (details...)
    Q914389 - Important (details...)
    Q917159 - Critical (details...)
    Q917344 - Critical (details...)
    Q917422 - Critical (details...)
    Q917953 - Important (details...)
    Q918899 - Critical (details...)
    Q919007 - Important (details...)
    Q920214 - Critical (details...)
    Q920670 - Important (details...)
    Q920683 - Critical (details...)
    Q920685 - Moderate (details...)
    Q921398 - Moderate (details...)
    Q921883 - Critical (details...)
    Q922616 - Critical (details...)
    Q925486 - Critical (details...)

    WRT installing SP2: I never was able to install Windows XP Home SP2 correctly. I tried lots of things, to check why I was getting the "access denied" message. I fiddled with the registry (with teeth clenched, since I'm a real amateur!). No help. In the end, a casual acquaintence in the IT business offered to install a clean, valid copy of Windows XP Pro with SP2, so I let him do it. He swears it's valid! I have no reason to doubt him but no strong reason to believe him either. It runs fine, as near as I can tell, other than perhaps the issues we're talking about here.

  4. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr Banned

    Mar 18, 2005
    Is that a legit copy of the os?
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