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Genuine WinXP Home won't update

By bob ·
In trying to update this WinXP Home machine from the Windows update page, 15/16 updates failed to download and install. This is a genuine install of the OS, from Gateway.
I tried to install SP2 from the CD, but got the following error message:
"Setup could not verify the integrity of the file: update.inf. Make sure the cryptographic service is running"
How do I investigate the cryptographic service?
Is there a go-around to acquire these updates?

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by willcomp In reply to Genuine WinXP Home won't ...

Here are a couple of links that should help. May want to start with second one.


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by bob In reply to

I started with the second one, as you suggested. Right on the money. The question proposed on the site was the error message I was receiving, word for word.
I listed that site in my favorites.
Have any more of these really helpful sites that you want to share?
Thanks Again

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