Microsoft Windows XP Automatic Updates Always Fail Tags: Support Microsoft Windows XP Last response: May 21, 2005 12:16 PM in Windows XP Share Anonymous May 20, 2005 11:43:01 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?) The automatic updates I should be getting from microsoft for Windows XP always fail. Got any ideas why? More about : microsoft windows automatic updates fail Anonymous May 21, 2005 1:58:37 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?) There's not a single cause for failure. Is it failure to download, failure at install, or ? Are you observing the process when it fails? If so, what message do you see? Is there any specific updates that fail....that you can remember? It would be easier for you to go to Windows Update and see if that process works. Select Windows Update from the main menu--> All programs menu. If you get an error there, please write all down verbatim (with 'error' number notations) and post it back here. -- Maurice N MVP Windows - Shell / User ----- GretchenVirgoGirl wrote: > The automatic updates I should be getting from microsoft for Windows > XP always fail. Got any ideas why? superfly May 21, 2005 12:16:06 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?) GretchenVirgoGirl wrote: > The automatic updates I should be getting from microsoft for Windows XP > always fail. Got any ideas why? Do you have SP2 installed? If you do, open a command prompt and type this (1 line at a time): net stop wuauserv del /f /s /q "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\*.*" net start wuauserv see if that works. -- See what I am selling (if you have nothing better to do that is!!!): http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Smarter-org-uk Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAutomatic Updates Always Fail Forum100% CPU w/ Automatic Updates enabled XP PRO SP2 ForumWhy does the Automatic Updates service change the start type on the Ba ForumWindows automatic updates ForumFax device doesn't work since last automatic XP Update ForumWhy is it important to turn off automatic windows security updates ForumWindows XP updates fail to install ForumWindows Automatic Updates settings ForumSecurity Updates FAIL , Reattempt at every boot but always FAIL ForumNo Automatic Updates ??? ForumRepaired/reactivated XP SP2 :: automatic windows update failing. ForumIf you have XP and Windows Update set to ' automatic '... ForumWindows XP updates fail ForumAnyway to get email about Automatic Updates ? ForumWindows Updates (BITS) 2.0 KB842773 install fail ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forumwindows xp home edition- ForumLoading Office 97 on Windows XP Home ForumWindows update problems ForumBrowser windows More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !