Windows xp updating software
The Fix Windows Update was resuscitated with the oldest trick in the book, re-installing the software.Microsoft's first suggestion was to download version 3 of the Windows Update "Agent" (file Windows Update Agent30-x86.exe) to the root of the C disk, then run it with Start - Run and the following command: C:\Windows Update Agent30-x86/wuforce The installation was quick and painless. The link to this stand-alone version of the Windows Update agent may change over time.Update: A reader named Joseph pointed out that this is from an older version of Windows Update.(July 27, 2008) But the other log file, "Windows Update.log" is a gold mine of information (this file has no spaces in the name).It was included in the debugging information sent to Microsoft and revealed that my problem was an error 0x80004002.
Three machines are P4 desktops and one is a 5 years old dell laptop. I have windows update configured to update manually, and when I go into the windows update site I am prompted to install the latest updating software, When I click on install the processor goes into overdrive and the install does not complete.
If I close the window down and reopen it I get the same option and the same thing happens again.
When I tried an update on one PC this morning I did not even get the message to install the latest updating software, the machine just sat there with the processor roaring its head off until I closed the window down.
To see, try running Windows Update manually from the website to insure it can install patches.
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