Can't install Windows updates

By jrspie
Jul 18, 2008
  1. Hi, all.
    I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.
    I have no computer savvy whatsoever but have managed to build a pc and have installed XP Pro w/SP3. This is with an Intel E4600 CPU on an Asus P5Q-E P45 motherboard with 4 gigabytes of RAM.
    After the initial downloading of necessary updates I turned on Automatic Updates.
    And got a balloon stating that I had updates available.
    I disabled my security programs and downloaded the files then went to install them.
    I keep getting a pop up that says the updates have not been installed.
    I can install other programs, such as iTunes.
    But not Windows updates.
    It's probably something embarrassingly simple. But I can't think of it.
    Hope you can help.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. jrspie

    jrspie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
    Enjoy your weekend.
  4. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 186

  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That was it

    That's the program that was on my old USB flash drive that I lost (I think I left it in a customer's computer, but no one said they had it.)

    Anyway, I never remembered the program name, and that's it !

    Thanks tweaks_sav


    Jul 12 2008
    Referring to: Updating the program
  6. jrspie

    jrspie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks to both of you.
    Dial-a-fix did the trick.
    It also is now bookmarked.
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