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Security updates will not install

By jensham ·
Whilst the updates download OK as soon as I attempt to install them I get the error message that they cannot be installed. My XP Home edition, IE7 and Media Player are all validated etc etc. I recently reinstalled XP on the existing HD after replacing a PSU damaged in a a storm.

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reregister your update dlls

by ken In reply to Security updates will not ...

I played this exact game on an xp machine this week. The updates download but won't install. Copy the lines below into notepad then save them as update.bat. Then run it (double click on the saved file)

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll

you can get free support from microsoft for update issues

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finally an answer - thanks ken

by asyousay In reply to reregister your update dl ...

This has taken ages to resolve, I could not find this simple solution anywhere. Copy n paste n whammo. Who'da thunkit! Many thanks

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by Divan In reply to finally an answer - thank ...

I have been searching for this for months, and I have not had any luck whatsoever. Amazing! Thanks once again

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by slburcham In reply to reregister your update dl ...

I'd been struggling with this no install issue for 20 hours. THANK YOU for the fix!

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re: security updates

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Security updates will not ...

Did you re-validate after reinstalling XP? Have you visited the update website to re-install the activex controls?

Are you trying to manually download or is autoupdate doing it for you then you tell it when to install?

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It can help if you download the updates then run them

by nentech In reply to Security updates will not ...

Click on the links for more info then save the file and run it

Some times they need extra files which they can not find

This gives you the chance to point the update to the files


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Thank you all

by jensham In reply to Security updates will not ...

Thanks to all of you. Using your suggestions I managed to install 82 out of 82 updates without a problem.
I am eternally greatful thanks again.

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