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Win xp search 4.0 kb940157 install failed.

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Last response: in Windows XP
May 2, 2010 2:37:16 PM

windows xp pro search 4.0 (kb940157) install failed.

During clean installation and updating of windows xp pro sp2 an error occured.
During update and installation of windows search 4.0 kb940157 xp x86 enu, installation failed.
It was the only update that failed.

Everytime I go to microsoft update it can be seen under 'software optional'.
If I choose it, it says: "Total: 1 updates , 0 KB , 0 minutes *(*Downloaded; ready to install).
But everytime I click it, the outcome is: "install failed".

I downloaded the win search 4.0 (kb940157) package via microsoft downloadcenter

Installation failed.
I get this message: "Setup has failed. Make sure terminal services are enabled before re-running setup".

I don't know what "terminal services are".

When I have used the installation media on the computer previous times, win search 4.0 was installed without errors.

Any advice to install search?

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May 2, 2010 6:05:45 PM

start-->run-->services.msc-->scroll down to Terminal Services-->If it's not running, right click and start it-->then retry the install.
January 21, 2015 3:03:47 PM

This solution helped me to overcome the failure I was experiencing with the update for KB940157.
Thank you for providing it.