Windows updates!

  ned3110 16:33 08 Feb 2008

Hi all

I reinstalled XP a while back and since then it wont install certain Windows updates. There is constantly an icon telling me there are updates ready for install but when I choose to install them then shut down it doesn't install them.

Can anyone help?

  Demora 16:36 08 Feb 2008


Try this link.



  Demora 16:42 08 Feb 2008


This problem occurs because of how the Windows XP repair operation replaces Windows system files. When you repair a Windows installation by using a Windows XP CD, the repair operation performs both of the following operations:
• It replaces all the Windows system files with the corresponding files from the CD.

Note This includes the Windows Update files.
• It restores the Windows registry.
The latest version of Windows Update includes a file that was not available in the release version of Windows XP. This file is named Wups2.dll. Therefore, after the repair operation is complete, the following situation exists:
• The Wups2.dll file remains on the computer.
• The registry entries that correspond to this file are missing.
Because the registry files that correspond to the Wups2.dll file are missing, update installations are unsuccessful.


Method 1: Register the Wups2.dll file in Windows
To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:
1. Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv
2. Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:
a. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
b. Click OK on each verification message that you receive.
3. Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv
4. Exit the command prompt. To do this type exit, and then press ENTER.

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Method 2: Download and install the Windows Update Agent
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
1. Download the appropriate version of the Windows Update Agent to a known location. To do this, visit one of the following Web sites.
AgentWindows, x86-based systems

I saved the webpage to disk not the bookmark.


  ned3110 16:50 08 Feb 2008

Thanks Demora

I've doon that and hopefully its done the trick!

Greatly appreciated!

  Demora 13:02 10 Feb 2008

I used the second method and am going to have to use the first as nothing has changed.


  ned3110 13:12 10 Feb 2008

I tried the first and it worked like a charm!

Thank you D

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