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Microsoft Updates won't install (W2K)


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ParaBiz

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I've been reading the Microsoft recommendations for about 3 days (think I already need new glasses). No matter whether I use Automatic or web-site access to the latest security updates, they'll download but installation fails. Any help will be appreciated.
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Start > run, type
cmd
<enter>

In the black box type each line followed by an enter
net stop wuauserv <enter>
net stop bits <enter>
rmdir /s /q %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution <enter>
sc config wuauserv start=auto <enter>
sc config bits start=auto <enter>


Install the following two MS packages

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

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


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]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&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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ParaBiz

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Will try that 1st thing in the AM (Hawaii time). Before I do, however, the first patch recommended is for XML, and it specifically says"All applications using MSXML3 should be closed before you install this SP." WHAT would those processes be?

(That's a lot of my difficulty with Microsoft - they assume we know too much ...)
Thanks!
M:)
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many...just close everything before you doing it...always a good idea anyway.

Shoot, I think even Age of Empures uses xml 3...
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