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By mgreen ·
Some Windows updates (Critical) fail to install. What are the alternatives to reinstalling Windows XP Pro?

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by Ann777 In reply to Windows XP Update

Reinstalling the critical updates that failed to install... one-by-one this time.

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by mgreen In reply to Windows XP Update

Tried one at a time (a number of times). So far two have failed to install.

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by TheChas In reply to Windows XP Update

Do NOT re-install XP over itself.

This does not work like it did with Windows 95 and 98.

Re-installing XP is like starting over fresh.

What specific updates are you having problems with?

I download the updates, and install them manually.

You may need to shut down any system utilities that you normally run, such as:
Virus Scanner
Firewall
Registry monitor programs.
Install monitors.

Close any other open programs that may use system files.
Browsers,
E-Mail,
Office,
etc.
Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Windows XP Update

For some updates, you need to be logged on as the administrator.

Chas

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