Posted 24 June 2008 - 01:46 PM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:57 PM
Welcome to GTG.
start > run > regedit <enter>
Note : You MUST make a backup of registry first.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:38 PM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:51 PM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:02 PM
I am in my registry editor right now. I followed the path "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update", and the very next item listed when I click on the plus sign is "Results" with a plus before it. Prior to posting this I went into Microsoft Update, and it said to go into my registry editor, follow this same path, and delete the entry that says "Reboot Required", so I did that and followed the instructions, which said to resart my computer. The first time I went through this process and restarted, when I went into Microsoft updates it allowed me to at least view, and attempt to download my updates. It then said my updates failed to install because their were previous updates still in the process of installing. Now, if I delete that registry key and restart, it just comes back. So, at this point I have deleted it and not restarted. Instead I deleted it and went back into Microsoft update, changed to windows updates and ran it, changed back to microsoft updates and ran that (as someone at HELP2GO suggested), and I still have the little message popping up that I need to resart my computer despite the fact that that registry key is deleted. As soon as I finish running crap cleaner, registry booster, spybot, ad-aware, and AVG scanners I am going to restart yet again. However, all morning long we've been going through this same process in varying forms, and it still hasn't fixed the problem. I've also posted this here, another like this on HELP2GO, and sent a message to microsoft. Yes, you're right there is an entry after all of that, but right now its "Results", and likely after I restart, it will be "Reboot Required" just as it has been all day long. Anyhow, not trying to come across all grumpy, but I do know how to read even if I don't know much about computers. Do you have suggestions now that I've explained more about what I've been dealing with all day?
Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:15 PM
Dial-a-fix might do the trick. And if not, it won't harm.
Download Dial-A-Fix from: Here
Unzip to a folder of its own.
Then follow this procedure:
Double-click the "blue wheel" to start it.
Find the radio-button named: "Flush software-distribution"
Let it work.
Next you place a checkmark in "Fix Windows Update"
Press GO in the left bottom corner.
Let it work.
Next you reboot
See if you can update normally.
Edited by Abydos, 24 June 2008 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:52 PM
So far it isn't working, but I also got an error message when I was using the program, and sent a copy of it to the email it instructed me to. So, we'll see if that helps at all. I'm done with this for this evening. I've been working on it since 7:00 this morning, and I'm ready to chuck my computer out my second story window (lol). Thanks all for your help today. I'll try again tomorrow:)
Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:46 AM
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