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Automatic Update Failures to Install 89 Updates

My wife's machine had to have Windows XP Pro repaired from the original old
installation CDs, which seemed to work fine until Automatic Updates revealed
it needed 89 critical updates...all of which downloaded, none of which
installed after multiple frustrating tries.

On Discussion Group exchange someone advised running CHKDSK, which I did
with /f after a reboot...no joy.

Others have advised elaborate Registry changes that seem dangerous given I
am a novice and would need detailed step by step instructions.

This seems like a common issue, is there no common solution?
-GEP.
Oct 23 '07 #1
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My wife's machine had to have Windows XP Pro repaired from the original
old
installation CDs, which seemed to work fine until Automatic Updates
revealed
it needed 89 critical updates...all of which downloaded, none of which
installed after multiple frustrating tries.

On Discussion Group exchange someone advised running CHKDSK, which I did
with /f after a reboot...no joy.

Others have advised elaborate Registry changes that seem dangerous given I
am a novice and would need detailed step by step instructions.

This seems like a common issue, is there no common solution?
-GEP.

Posting in a Windows group, rather than in this .NET programming group, will
get you better results.

To find the group you need:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...D-2224A4FEB3EA

Select your language from the Tree View on the left, then scroll down to
Windows. In Windows, select Windows XP and find an applicable
group there.

Oct 24 '07 #2

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