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Windows Update (XPSP2) Problem


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I had to repair install, xp with my recovery disc, that went quite smoothly but I got a few errors while the repair (such as file... can't be found etc.). I knew that I would lose all of my OS updates, but now windows update doesn't want to work at all anymore, Im stuck with the standard (unupdated) version. Although I get notified that there are updates available, it is only "Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1", after you think it is installed, It always gives the message that the following update can't be installed. Ive also tried to manually download and install IE7 but that also doesn't want to work (same with MP11).
I also end up at the same spot when I use windows update from the browser.
Could someone help me out, with this one? Thx
Ask me if you need more details.
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Hi forumq...

Click Start, then Run, type cmd and press "Enter". A command session window will open. Type net stop WuAuServ and press "Enter". Type exit and press "Enter".

Click Start, then Run, type %windir% and press "Enter". In the folder that opens, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SoftDistold.

Click Start, then Run, type cmd and press "Enter". A command session window will open. Type net start WuAuServ and press "Enter". Type exit and press "Enter".

Try the updates.

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Ye, did that, but sadly I still have the same prob exactly as before. :whistling:
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Click Start, then Run, type cmd and press "Enter". Type each of the following commands at the prompt, pressing "Enter" after each :
  • regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
  • regsvr32 jscript.dll
  • regsvr32 vbscript.dll
  • regsvr32 msxml.dll
  • regsvr32 softpub.dll
  • regsvr32 wintrust.dll
  • regsvr32 initpki.dll
  • regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
  • exit
Try the updates again.
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Did all of that and even rebooted afterwards but no change. Maybe its also worth saying that the second last command "regsvr32 initpki.dll" took the longest to start.
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