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    XP update

    We had this.If we installed from a CD that includes SP3 we got those
    errors. If we downloaded the latest SP3 from MS and installed that it
    works. Me thinks they have added something to the SP3 that is online
    that isn't on the disk.

    Anyway that fixed it for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlquinth View Post
    We've been having the exact same problem with some laptops we've been trying to create a new image for - I was able to get onto the Windows Update site on them fine last Wednesday morning when I was testing something, however by Wednesday afternoon it was coming up with the redirect page.

    I've tried all of the fixes in this thread as well as installing using Windows XP SP2 and SP3 cd's (and upgrading to SP3 with the SP2 cd), and nothing seems to be working! Quite frustrating as we were hoping to be using the laptops for some wireless testing this week...I was hoping that Microsoft would have fixed it over the weekend, but it still doesn't seem to be working..
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Just came across this problem when trying to update an XP SP2 VM to XP3 - I ran the windowsupdateagent30-x86, rebooted and now it seems to updating OK.

    Simon
    Running the windowsupdateagent 3 update seemed to fix it for us as well (have tried it on several machines both with and without sp3, and it fixes it each time, so despite the page saying windows updates won't work without the latest service pack it does still work with sp2). For some reason it kept coming up with an error saying it couldn't run the agent fix last time we tried it, but this time we ran it before installing anything else and joining our domain, and it worked fine.

    Hope that helps if anyone else is still having issues!

    Hq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlquinth View Post
    Running the windowsupdateagent 3 update seemed to fix it for us as well (have tried it on several machines both with and without sp3, and it fixes it each time, so despite the page saying windows updates won't work without the latest service pack it does still work with sp2). For some reason it kept coming up with an error saying it couldn't run the agent fix last time we tried it, but this time we ran it before installing anything else and joining our domain, and it worked fine.

    Hope that helps if anyone else is still having issues!

    Hq.
    You got the link to the download for this ?

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    I've just come back from three weeks off and got caught by this rebuilding an Admin pc. I ran the Update Agent and that got me on to the Updates page, but after the first 4 updates had downloaded, the rest failed dismally.

    I eventually got it all working by installing the 'Microsoft Update' Add-in and using that instead of Windows Update.

    Whoever said it's M$ pushing Windows 7 and 2008 has hit the nail on the head, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    You got the link to the download for this ?
    Link: windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe

    Didn't work for me, so YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    You got the link to the download for this ?
    Was linked to on the first page of this thread - have copied it below:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x86.exe



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