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My computer wont update windows xp sp3

Last response: in Windows XP
August 20, 2012 11:40:52 AM

My laptop is an IBM Think Pad and I have not had internet for a while so I have been trying to update it now that I have internet. Everytime I try to update it with windows xp service pack 3 it tells me that I have an error and wont download it. Is there anything I can do without killing the system and starting over?
August 20, 2012 12:07:28 PM

You didn't mention the error. Make sure you have enough free disk space. You may need to defrag to consolidate free space too. Also, scan for viruses/malware.

If you can't get it through automatic updates, try downloading and installing manually.
August 20, 2012 2:24:01 PM

oh, sorry its error number 0x80072efd. I also ran a check for errors and this is what I found:

ActiveX, OLE/COM entries 41
empty registry keys 131
file extentions 4
invalad file associations 93
most recent used files 64
start menu items 24
system software settings 164
user software settings 45