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    Unable to run Windows Update on a new build XP SP3 PC

    Afternoon all,

    I'm in the middle of building a new (and final) XP image for our older PCs.

    I have an XP SP3 disk with the drivers, latest version of IE and .Net all slipstreamed into it. I've been using this for a year or so.

    Everything installed as it should, so Windows Update time. This is where things go a bit wrong.

    I keep getting the same error (see attachment). I've googled and tried various fixes but nothing seems to resolve the issue.

    Anyone got any ideas? I'm guessing that I've either done something or I've missed something.

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    I would use Microsoft Update instead, you will get other products as well.

    I had this issue at one stage, but its years since i have used XP and forgotten now how to fix it.

    Is the Windows Update service running?
    Last edited by FN-GM; 10th September 2013 at 02:00 PM.

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    Doesn't the Microsoft update website need ActiveX controls? Mayhaps it's was denied and isn't asking again.

    [Not Googling... Entire suite thinks it doesn't have genuine Windows... ]

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    There's a Microsoft Fixit tool available for that, iirc MS broke their own files for the update mechanism

    Try MS update first and if you get an error code Google that and it should lead you to the fix.

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    I ran into this. I had to manually download the latest update agent which then sorted it. I can't remember the link but a quick google should bring it up.

    --edit--

    This page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

    down at the resolution bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGilbert View Post
    That was pretty much the steps I was going to list, that will do a fresh build of Windows Update Client.

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