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 Automatic Updates Always Fail Forum Repaired/reactivated XP SP2 :: automatic windows update failing. Forum How can I block automatic Windows updates for XP? Forum Disable automatic updates in Windows XP2 Forum Problems with Automatic updates and Windows XP and KB835732 Forum windows 8 laptop stuck reverting changes after a failed automatic update we have no recovery dvd or internet access Forum Windows xp updates fail Forum SolvedSecurity Updates FAIL, Reattempt at every boot but always FAIL Forum Updates Always Fail! Forum Windows XP updates fail Forum Windows xp home cannot download microsoft updates Forum Windows XP updates fail to install Forum all windows xp updates fail Forum how to improve MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP professional VERSION 2002 SERVICE PACK 2 , do i need to update it to sp 3 nd how? Forum Solvedxp updates fail Forum Solved2 hdd and windows 7 automatic updates Forum SolvedTwo hdd and windows 7 automatic updates Forum SolvedWindows 7 Automatic Updates Forum Windows xp hung on automatic update install Forum Windows updates it self automatically when automatic updating is off Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !