Can't run ms update after installing sp3?

By jobeard
Nov 21, 2008
  1. I just found this comment

    After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Update won't work.

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 installs a new version of Windows Update, but it forgets to register it.

    try the following:

    Log on as an administrator, and run cmd.exe, and issue the following commands:

    net stop wuauserv

    cd \windows\system32

    regsvr32 wups2.dll

    net start wuauserv​

    (ps: I searched TS for the symptom but not finding anything related, decided to post the findings)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,166   +986

    great! good to have a synopsis page :)
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