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Alison
20-12-2007, 08:32 PM
Hi all, I have been trying for many days now to install the following updates when I am prompted to by the yellow shield at the bottom of my screen, and they repeatedly keep failing. I have Automatic Updates set to notify me when downloads are available and I use Custom Install to weed out the ones that I don't need. Even just trying to install one at a time doesn't work.

I have also tried installing them manually from the Windows Update website and get told that to use the latest version of Windows Update I need to upgrade some of its components. When I click on the Download and Install Now button, it tried to install Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) only and keeps failing to install that. Do I want to be installing that anyway???

Has anyone else been having this problem and how do I get around it.

The failed updates are:
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923689)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB938127)
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Critical Update for Windows XP (KB886185)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935840)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920213)
Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.24.4809.0) (which I don't want anyway)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB888302)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941568)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB926255)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918118)
Update for Windows XP (KB922582)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923191)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB942615)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB932168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917953)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB919007)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB930178)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Update for Windows XP (KB920872)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB926436)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918439)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB891781)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925902)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - December 2007 (KB890830)
Security Update for Windows Media Player Plug-in (KB911564)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938829)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503)
Update for Windows XP (KB927891)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB873339)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931261)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924270)
Update for Windows XP (KB900485)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667)
Update for Windows XP (KB938828)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB936021)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911280)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923980)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920685)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931784)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928255)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB885836)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB885835)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB922819)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943460)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB927802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)

Speedy Gonzales
20-12-2007, 08:40 PM
This:

Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool

MUST be installed to get access to the Windowsupdate site.

WHAT error appeared on the Windowspdate site, when the above failed??

Or open My computer, and go here:

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution

Open the Reportingevents file. Maximise the window. Go through it and look for any errors / failed entries. Post the error back here.

Or go to control panel / admin tools / event viewer. Look under application and system for any X's about the time you tried to update. What event id error appears, when you double click on it?

WHAT firewall/s are installed, besides XP's??

wainuitech
20-12-2007, 08:43 PM
Try This - Download and Install / Run Dial a Fix (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Dial-a-fix.shtml) , its designed to repair the fault that stops windows from updating, works most of the time. Run it, reboot and try downloading again.

SurferJoe46
21-12-2007, 04:23 AM
....and remember that if you have Spybot S&D running with Teatimer, it can block those Windows updates unless you turn it off temporarily.