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Windows update will not install updates for XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by joemamma, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. joemamma

    joemamma Thread Starter

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    Hey, was wonderin if anyone can give me a hand regarding this problem.

    I try to go to windows update and get the newest updates, they will download but not install.
    these are the following updates that did not install

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2544893)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2535512)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2536276)
    Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476490)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503665)
    Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2544521)
    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2530548)
    Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2478658)
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2011 (KB890830)

    Microsoft Office 2007
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2539530)
    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2541012)

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
    Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538242)

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
    Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)


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    i tried going to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144>
    and seeing if that helps but it didn't.

    I looked at the other threads which suggested
    Follow these easy steps:

    1. Click Start > Run and type regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    2. When you receive the message that the DLL has been registered, click OK
    and perform the same steps for each of the following commands under Start >
    Run:
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    but again it didn't help.

    I am running windows XP pro with all updates as till May 3 2011, have Shaw secure antivirus and firewall. This pc is connected to a d-link dir-615 router (using a static ip).
    I have run the antivirus, spybot s&d (tea timer is disabled), spyware blaster, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and Registry Repair Wizard, and all of these say there is no virus, spyware or malware.

    i also tried
    Another thing is when i try to put my pc to standby, the fans keep running where as before they would slow/stop so you do not hear them. i do not know if this is related to the windows update problem or is a whole different issue.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
     
  2. shadow6224

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    What service pack of windows xp are you running? It should be SP3.
     
  3. joemamma

    joemamma Thread Starter

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    i have service pack 3
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    If you've been using Registry Repair Wizard 2011 and any other programs that "clean" and "fix" the registry, you've possibly damaged the Windows operating system.

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  5. joemamma

    joemamma Thread Starter

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    i ended up reformatting my pc... guess i should stay away from programs like registry repair wizard
     
  6. flavallee

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    Sometime, a format and clean reinstall is the best option.

    Definitely stay away from cleaner/booster/optimizer/tuneup type programs, especially the ones that "clean" or "fix" the registry.
    They do little-to-nothing to improve speed, and in some cases they will reduce speed.

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