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    MS Updates

    I have a laptop running XP Pro with SP3 that won't install MS updates. The little shield shows in the sys tray, I click and OK the install, it initiallises takes ages then tells me that all of them failed.

    On the same laptop when shutting down, I get an 'Install updates and shutdown' notification but I'm guessing from the short amount of time it takes that the updates are not in fact installed.

    Trouble is that some of the updates that are showing in the unsuccessful list are already installed whilst others are not.

    Has anyone experience of this, is there anything I can do?

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    Hi,

    There are troubleshooting guides you can follow for Windows Update 'issues'.

    This seems the most 'extreme' but it says its for SP2 but I doubt it matters post that.

    Here!

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    We've had that issue with every new machine - first thing we do is install SP3, after which there's always a few updates that fail to install until we do the following, at a command prompt:

    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

    That usually fixes things - if it doesn't then following the link in kmount's post should sort it.

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    Thanks both. Will try your suggestions tomorrow.

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    Try downloading the Windows Update Agent 3.0 and run this command:

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    WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce
    then restart. I had the same problem the other day and this sorted it

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    We get the same on all our sp3 machines.

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    We get the same on all our sp3 machines.
    Out of curiosity, are these new installs. I mean using a slipstreamed disc or are you installing SP3 on top of an existing installation?

    The majority of the workstations I look after, I have re-installed using a slipstreamed disc, but haven't experienced the problems you describe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMC View Post
    We've had that issue with every new machine - first thing we do is install SP3, after which there's always a few updates that fail to install until we do the following, at a command prompt:

    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

    That usually fixes things - if it doesn't then following the link in kmount's post should sort it.
    Thanks SteveMC this worked, laptop now fully patched and running normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMC View Post
    We've had that issue with every new machine - first thing we do is install SP3, after which there's always a few updates that fail to install until we do the following, at a command prompt:

    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

    That usually fixes things - if it doesn't then following the link in kmount's post should sort it.
    Thanks that fixed it on all our machines.

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