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Unable to install windows updates

By jo5
Feb 22, 2008
  1. Computer won't boot in any mode
    Did a xp sp2 repair computer works I am able to down load updates (92) fails to install them "A problem on your computer is preventing updates From being installed "
    Hope I don't have to do a clean install
    Computer is a year old( home made) Xp Pro sp2
    Hope you can help hope this is enough info
    thanks
     
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Try this

    go to start -> run -> type or copy and paste from here regsvr32 wuapi.dll select ok, then ok again when it says the .dll has been registered.

    Now do that same process again for these:
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll


    if that doesn't work you may want to follow microsoft has to say about it.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555989
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    Edit: so the easier way to do this would be to

    open up notepad and paste the following

    Code:
    regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
    regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
    regsvr32 /s wups.dll
    regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
    Click on file - Save AS - Winupdate.bat or whatever you want as long as it's .bat

    Double-click the icon of the .bat

    A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.
     
  3. jo5

    jo5 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Thanks much It installed all updates
    Thanks again for the help
     
  4. wanna be geek

    wanna be geek TS Rookie Posts: 96

    way to go blind dragon for the post!!!! I had the same prob, about a month ago and the same fix did the trick!!! Nice to see someone on the game with a fix that helped someone out!!!
     
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Glad it works for you

    Regards
     
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