December 2013 Windows Update Fails (XP Pro) Tags: Windows XP Windows Update Last response: December 11, 2013 12:53 PM in Windows XP Share TobyJugg December 10, 2013 5:31:46 PM It started off with svchost.exe running at 100%. I tried stopping it with Task Manager but it re-started fairly quickly. I've tried all the MS recommendations and run a few of their 'problem solver' programs but they don't help. IE8 just gets to the animated Blue Squares and keeps running. Have tried clean-ups, virus checks etc. (Avira, Housecall and Malwarebytes) but all show a clean HDD. This same fault has been showing it's ugly head for some years now - any ideas? More about : december 2013 windows update fails pro byanyothername13 December 10, 2013 6:16:46 PM Had this problem as well today after installing updates, Microsoft went and done goofed big time. However, the fix posted by DougCuk on this website: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=2315886... seems to have fixed it for me. Hope this helps. m 0 l TobyJugg December 11, 2013 12:53:07 PM Thanks for this.... I loaded the fix and did a reboot... after the reboot I got a yellow shield saying that my programs were ready for loading - so I clicked the shield and it vanished...?? I then tried a Windows Update... it found all the things I (allegedly) needed but when I tried to install them I got a red FAILED on all six of them. Never had this trouble on my Dragon 32...!!! ...sigh... oh how I loved the 80's... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows 8.1 Pro Update Fails to Install Forum June 11 2013 windows xp update made computer restart many times Forum SolvedWindows XP Pro 10Jun Update Forum SolvedRecentally updated BIOS of Asrock Z86 Pro3 Gen3. Ever since Windows 8.1 fails to launch. Forum SolvedAsus P8P67 Pro B3 (Rev 3.0) Bios update failed - can not boot to Windows 7 64bit Forum SolvedIs there a Windows alternative (or something similar) to the Apple Mac pro coming out in December? I need a desktop with a sma Forum window update fails updating my windows xp Forum Windows XP Pro 32bit to win xp pro 64bit update Forum Downloads over 5mb Fail with Windows 7 but not XP Pro machines Forum Solvedwindows 8 updates fails Forum How do I update Windows XP pro for daylight savings time? Forum Windows 8 fails to install EVERY update, error code 0x800f0922 Forum SolvedWindows 7 update fails to install, need help please. Forum Solvedhow can I import my old emails (office 210 on xp) to my new computer (outlook 2013 on window s8.1) Forum SolvedWindows XP update, to download or not to download, that is the question. Forum Windows XP Pro Administrator Problem-UPDATE Forum Windows 7 fails to boot after failed XP install Forum SolvedWin 7 pro 64bit BSOD (dxgkrnl) when running Corel WinDVD Pro 11 playing blu-ray disk - related to Windows Update KB2923545 Forum Repaired/reactivated XP SP2 :: automatic windows update failing. Forum SolvedAsus Z87 Pro Bios update failed now no post Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !