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windows update

Post by data2 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:49 pm

I'm trying to fix a friends pc, he runs xp pro. When I go to win updt it finds 79 high priority updates to install. I d/l them but they fail to install. If I run win updt again it says 79 already d/l and ready to install. If I try to install it fails again. Any idea?

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Re: windows update

Post by Essexboy » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:02 pm

Are there any error codes or is it just a constant loop
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Re: windows update

Post by Essexboy » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:07 pm

Two possible solutions
Method 10: Empty the software distribution folder
1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK. 
2. In the Services (Local) pane, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Stop.
3. Minimize the Services (local) window.
4. Select all the contents of the Windows distribution folder, and then delete them.

Note By default, the Windows distribution folder is located in the drive:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. In this location, drive is a placeholder for the drive where Windows is installed. 
5. Make sure that the Windows distribution folder is empty, and then maximize the Services (local) window.
6. In the Services (Local) pane, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Start.
7. Restart the computer, and then run Windows Update again.

Method 9: Clear the temporary file and restart the hotfix installation or the service pack installation
Note Skip this method if the operating system is Windows 2000.

To clear the temporary file and restart the hotfix installation or the service pack installation, follow these steps: 1. Delete all the tmp*.cat files in the following folders:

%systemroot%\system32\CatRoot\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}

%systemroot%\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}
2. Delete all the kb*.cat files in the following folders:
%systemroot%\System32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}
%systemroot%\System32\CatRoot\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}
3. Delete all the oem*.* files from the %systemroot%\inf folder.
4. At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2
oldcatroot2
net start cryptsvc
exit
5. Restart the failed hotfix installation or service pack installation.
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Re: windows update

Post by data2 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:36 pm

Hi,
I'll try your solutions and get back to you.

thx fore the quick response

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Re: windows update

Post by data2 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:57 am

I tried method 10, it d/l 75 updates then failed to install them. should i try method 9 or maybe try to d/l autopatcher from bittorret?

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Re: windows update

Post by Squeezebox » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:53 am

Try this:

Go to Start/Run and type each one of these:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
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