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I recently had to do a repair install on my XP Pro computer and when I try to get the security updates, the installation of those updates fail. I have cleaned my computer of all spyware, malware and viruses. I have downlowded IE7 and installed that but none of the other security updates will install. Can anybody suggest a fix other than a fresh install.
 

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normaly with a repair you don't have to install any other apps or updates you originally had , the repair just replaces the windows system files. can you be more specific ?
 

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When I click on windows update in the start menu I go the windows update page. I then click on custom (same thing happens with express) which takes me to a page that informs me that I have 79 high priority updates. I then select Review and install updates, then I select install. It's at this point that I'm informed that the updates were not installed, in other words the installation summary informs me that 79 updates failed. Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

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hello Demorve

run a sfc in this manner

start

run

type in ( cmd ( enter

type in ( sfc ( enter

type in (sfc /scannow ( notice the space between sfc & / ( very inportant

have your Windows Xp cd ready

when asked incert the cd

minimize the splash screen so you can see the progress of the scan

when scan is finished remove the cd

reboot then defrag

then try to do the updates

get back to us and let us know how it went
 

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Tried what mike2020learnin suggested and it didn't work any other suggestions? Could it possibly be an error in the registry?
 

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Thanks for the help. I finally got the updates to work by doing the following:
I re-registered the following Windows Update dll files using the cmd prompt


regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wups.dll
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll


Then I restarted the Automatic Updates service.

This somehow reset the Windows update program, because the update program was re-downloaded and then the updates succeeded. :grin:
 
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