Friday, September 26, 2008

WinXP - Fixing Win Update Failures

If you have problems with Windows Update installations (install fails), try the following fix from Microsoft.

  1. Use Notepad and enter (you can copy/paste) all the following command lines:

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

  3. Save the file:

    • Change Save as type: to All files

    • Name the file as a type .CMD (not .TXT), example FixWinUpdtes.cmd

  4. You can now run your CMD file by double-clicking it (it will run in a Command Prompt dialog) to fix Windows Update. You will get a "started" dialog for each line, just [OK] each until the Command Prompt dialog closes.

  1. Then reboot your system and run Win Updates again.

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