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Windows Update Took A Dump

By phaedrus8 ·
I am trying to get Windows Update to work in XP. It worked flawlessly prior to this problem. Link showed me this:

<http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/support.asp>

Please re-register the following files:
regsvr32 msscript.ocx
regsvr32 dispex.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 scrrun.dll

1. Click "Start," and then click "Run."
2. Type regsvr32 msscript.ocx in the "Open" box and click "OK."
3. Repeat for dispex.dll,vbscript.dll, and scrrun.dll.

Next, make sure file (open) type .JS is properly associated:
1. In Control Panel, click "Folder Options," and then click "File Types."
2. Locate the .JS extension and click "Advanced."
2a.Open Edit Field
3. Make sure the "Application to perform action" field contains:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %* This is for a Windows XP computer.

I did all this but no joy. Tried different browsers, ISP connections and turned off NAV and ZoneAlarm

To sum up after selecting the window updates to download and install it just hangs at the windows update - web page dialog box.

Thanks so much.

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Try 'Technical Q&A'

by Oz_Media In reply to Windows Update Took A Dum ...

It's the forum for getting answers to technical questions, you will get more responses there.

This Discussion forum is pretty much just for discussions, not resolving issues like yours.

Technical Q&A is the link right below the Discussions link in the Navbar.

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Thank you

by lov2share In reply to Windows Update Took A Dum ...

I have been trying to fix this problem for weeks. Found your fix up top and tried it. It worked Seemed my JS file was pointing towards something in notepad.

thank you again
Marilene

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