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Cannot install Windows XP Updates

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March 13, 2012 7:15:39 PM

Hello,

I'm a year behind in installing MS security updates etc. When I attempt to install them, they fail consistently. I have followed many different instructions found in forums such as this, and have tried the MS Fix-It tool. Nothing has woked.

Can anyone help me?

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March 18, 2012 7:59:31 AM

Go to Start and Run, type in "services.msc" and check that AutoUpdate is set to Automatic and Started, then Windows Installer must be on Manual not Disabled. No other system tweaks that may block automatic updates or firewalls/AVs that may do the same.
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March 26, 2012 6:44:47 PM

Thanks for your help - I installed 2 of the 3 updates manually.
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March 28, 2012 3:30:27 AM

Best answer selected by slideguy.
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