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Windows Update Error

By prudge ·
A lot of users are having difficulty with the new V6 Update (2000), which I have tracked to the COM+ Event System becoming corrupt.

Anyone know how to repair/reinstall or a hotfix that is obtainable - NOT JUST A LINK

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by BFilmFan In reply to Windows Update Error

Call Microsoft Support for a hot fix.

They will have to send you a user name and password to download it.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows Update Error

There is also another possibility here if you are using Volume License copies of Windows. The Version ^ updater confirms that you have a genuine copy of Windows on your computer and it is quite possible that when SP2 was installed that you are now getting an invalid Product Key which will need to be changed before the systems will be able to update.

Your problem could be related to the Microsoft Genuine Advantage protocol that was implemented with V6 of Windows Updater.

If that is the problem you'll need to ring MS for a new product key for the affected computers. They will take between 7 -10 working days to E-Mail you new Product Keys which you then have to change over on each computer affected and if you have to do that don't use the MS method use Key Finder available from

It is much faster particularly when you have a lot of machines to change. I've had to do this at one company with 2,500 computers when SP1 was released and again after SP2 was set free on the unsuspecting. :)

If that is what is happening you'll need the original CD that everything was loaded from to give MS the code off the inner ring and if they are Pre-built systems from one of the makers you'll need to contact them for an alternative Key.


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by allthegoodnamesweregone In reply to Windows Update Error

i think this is a problem i've run into before. try this in a bat file

net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s jscript.dll
regsvr32 /s atl.dll
regsvr32 /s softpub.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
net start wuauserv

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by lanopschool In reply to Windows Update Error

This workaround was successfull on 7 w2k machines.
Reboot pc.
download and reinstall all components of IE6 Service Pack 1 (after downloading it takes 2 minutes to re - install)
Go to windows update; click custom - It will fail.
Download BITS for windows 2000 or your os.

Install and Reboot
Go to windows update click custom (this point it takes about 10 minutes - be patient)

Let me know if it works for you.

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