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Windows refusing to accept automatic updates?


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garretbcripe

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Hello-

I recently did yet another full system wipe on my pc, and this time around it is refusing to accept microsoft's automatic updates. the majority went through when i first tried to download them, but there are somewhere around 10 updates that will download, but refuse to be installed. i have no idea of the cause, however i am tempted to cite a viral or malware infection i cannot find, being as this was probably the 4th full system wipe i've done in the last 3 months for assorted reasons. any help at all would be more than appreciated. i have no idea where to start, so please feel free to start at the very beginning. again, thank you.

sincerely,
Garret
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Step one
Make certain your system data is correct
Double click the clock in your system tray and set the date and time to today

Step two
Purge the windows update download folder, getting rid of potentially corrupt downloads
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
start > run
rmdir /s /q %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution

Step three
Reinstall and regester required Windows Update files

sc config wuauserv start=auto
net stop wuauserv
sc config bits start=auto
net stop bits

Install the following two MS packages

http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en

http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe msxml2.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe msxml4.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe qmdr.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe qmdrprxy.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe muweb.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wups.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wups2.dll
<enter>

start > run, type,
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll

net start wuauserv
net start bits

Step four
Are you getting a specific error message?
If so, go here and check it

http://v5.windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us

Step five

Start >Run, type
regsvr32 jscript.dll
<enter>

Step six

Download and install the following

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

Step seven
If you are using an antivirus program (and you should be), temporarily disable it...usually done with a right click of the icon in your system tray next to the clock. If Windows Update works, contact your antivirus program vendor for an update.

Step eight
If all the above have failed, open c:\windows\windowsupdate.log in notepad, choose Edit > Select All from menu, hit the DEL key. Save the file. Visit Windows update again. After failure, ATTACH (do not copy and paste) the c:\windows\windowsupdate.log to your next post and someone will come along and help you.
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garretbcripe

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i'm getting a failure alert when i start < run these two files: regsvr32.exe qmdr.dll, regsvr32.exe qmdrprxy.dll, pc says something along the lines of not being able to find qmdr, as well as not being able to start < run rmdir /s /q %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution, probably a newbie mistake on my part somewhere . my update file thingy should be attached...thank you so much for all this help. my pc is still refusing to take the automatic updates.

Garret
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not sure if i actually attached the file in my last post, if not here it is.

Garret
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