Fix Windows Update Issues

Fix Windows Update Issues

Reboot the computer and try to download Windows Updates, if they still fail to install, continue with the next step.

Stop the Automatic Update Service
1.Click on Start, Run
2.Type the following command and press Enter

services.msc
3.Right-click on the Automatic Updates option in the Name column and click Stop
4.Close the Services window

Show Hidden Files and Folders
1.Open My Computer
2.Click on Tools, Folder Options
3.Click on the View tab
4.Under the Hidden Files and Folders section, select “Show Hidden Files and Folders”
5.Click Ok

Delete the Previously Downloaded Windows Updates
1.Open My Computer
2.Double-click on Drive C (or whatever drive Windows is installed on)
3.Double-click on the Windows folder
4.Double-click on the SoftwareDistribution folder
5.Double-click on the Download folder
6.Click on Edit on the menu bar
7.Click on Select All
8.Click on File on the menu bar
9.Click on Delete and delete everything in the download folder
10.Return to the SoftwareDistribution folder by clicking on the green up arrow on the toolbar
11.Double-click on the EventCache folder
12.Click on Edit on the menu bar
13.Click on Select All
14.Click on File on the menu bar
15.Click on Delect and delete everything in the eventcache folder

Restart the Automatic Updates Service
1.Click on Start, Run
2.Type the following command and press Enter

services.msc
3.Double-click on the Automatic Updates option in the Name column
4.Click on the Start button under Service Status to restart the service
5.Select Automatic under Startup Type to start the service each time Windows starts
6.Click Ok
7.Close the Services Window

Download the Latest Version of Windows Update Agent

Click on the following link to download the latest version of the Windows Update Agent and save it to your desktop.

Download Windows Update Agent

Warning:

If you receive a message stating the Update Agent is already installed follow these extra steps:
1.Click Start, Run
2.Click the Browse button
3.Navigate to where you saved WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe on your desktop and click it one time
4.Click on the Open button
5.On the Open line, go to the end of the command. After the last quotation mark type the following

/wuforce
6.The line should look something like the following now:

“C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe” /wuforce
7.Click Ok and install the Update Agent

Download and Install the KB927891 Update

Click on the following link to download the KB927891 Update for Windows XP or click here to read more about the update

Download KB927891 Update for Windows XP

Restart your computer and try downloading and installing any Windows XP Updates again

Solution 2

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wups.dll

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuaueng1.dll

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll

Click Start, Run and paste each line into the run line (one line at a time), and press enter after each.

Reboot, and try Windows Update again.

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