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In addition to the "update history", there are two plain text log files in the C:\WINDOWS folder. So I did & rebooted. Your amazing and brilliant solution had me fixed in less than 5 minutes. Helpful +2 Report Mike Oct 20, 2013 09:36PM I had the same issue with being unable to rename the folder due to protection issues.

bamim2Dec 17, 2013, 3:41 PM Thank you. Project Fi has a powerful bonus feature hidden in plain sight Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis Newsletters Sign up and receive the latest news, I'm going to reboot & see what happens when things come back up. Turn on Automatic Updates In about 10 minutes the little yellow shield appeared in the lower right corner of the screen, notifying of updates available. (sometimes I was impatient and would http://www.computerworld.com/article/2850890/windows-update-is-broken-on-xp.html

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For example, if you install new hardware or update ... Thanks you times 10 for your insight and for posting this solution!!!! Report Melindark- Nov 14, 2013 09:12AM Steps I had to take: Install IE8 Turn off Automatic Updates Restart to Safe Mode (F8) Rename Software Distribution to Software Distribution 2 Restart normally. Could not rename the folder but just went to CP and disabled automatic updates then re-enabled them.

Back to top #9 WilliamP WilliamP Topic Starter Members 119 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:10:26 AM Posted 12 June 2015 - 04:54 PM I downloaded and tried to install the It is calledbackground intelligent transfer service.See post #6 by redwolfe_98. I'm going to have to keep on it to see how long the updates keep coming, but I WILL be back to report progress. Windows Update Agent Install first this latest cumulative update for IE8: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41404 for IE7: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41442 After restart Windows automatic updates work immediatelly as well as Windows Update.

I don't use Automatic Updates, but if you do, and find the yellow shield never goes away, you may be experiencing this problem. Windows Xp Windows Update Not Working Helpful +0 Report Mike Dec 17, 2013 11:48AM To delete the folder "Software Distribution" do the following: 1. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. https://www.winhelp.us/reinstall-windows-update.html Helpful +1 Report vasiks Oct 28, 2013 01:55PM thanks for me it was enough to stop and start windows update services Helpful +0 Report Dave Aug 7, 2013 04:10PM Worked!!

I've tried & tried a bunch of things to get passed this, but no matter what, I get the same error message & cannot install updates. Windows Xp Windows Update Page Cannot Be Displayed When you first install IE7, you get a known buggy version. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. I REALLY need some help & will try anything realistic anyone suggests.

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Anyway, I THINK things are finally working the way they should I guess I'll see if any other updates keep showing up. Edited by JohnC_21, 13 June 2015 - 07:01 PM. Windows Update Not Working Windows 7 bamim2Dec 15, 2013, 4:16 PM Duh, Sorry. Windows Update Troubleshooter Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.

How to install Software Updates on your Mac In order to keep your Mac secure and operating efficiently it is important that you always install software updates as they become available. http://hosting3.net/windows-update/automatic-updates-isn-t-working.html Back to top #12 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,171 posts OFFLINE Local time:10:26 AM Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:21 AM Sorry, I used shorthand. It has been driving me crazy(er) for 4 or 5 days now. If I didn't reply to you within 48 hours, please send me a PM. Windows 10 Update Not Working

I'll try to spend a bit of time on this site looking for problems I can help others with & not just come here when I need help myself. now that i see that you are installing "win xpsp3" on the computer, i assume that you will have to install a lot of additional windows updates, after that.. Saga LoutDec 15, 2013, 7:39 AM Did you try the FixIt button in the KB I linked you to? http://hosting3.net/windows-update/xp-pro-sp2-not-updating-automatic-updates-via-gpo.html Helpful +4 Report anonymous Nov 29, 2013 05:58PM Stop automatic update service and BITs service.

Installed some other thing that looked VERY flaky in the Services menu, then it corrupted my registry! Windows Update Not Working Vista Thanks Arun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless there's some other way through the maze that leads me to something else more helpful.

Sadly, I don't really know the answer.

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Then I manually downloaded & installed IE 8 & some patches for it & rebooted. THAT saved my "@$$". I had even checked the system event logs and come up empty. Windows 7 Will Not Update Thanks Arun!

Edited by WilliamP, 12 June 2015 - 04:13 PM. Right now here are the things it says it can't fix: - Service registration is missing or corrupt- Windows Update error 0x800B0100(2013-12-09-T-12_35_38P)- Problems installing recent updates- Problems installing recent updates- Cryptographic or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. But that's sorta like piping your error messages to "Dev Null", they're not really gone & solved, you just can't seem'em anymore.

I go through my own switch, then through my ISP's Router. As soon as IE8 loads the web page, it fails with error 0x80248015 before the user can search for fixes.Why would anyone care? That's it. Start the two services That's the good news.The bad news is that this only works for one go-round with Windows Update.

what did work was to download and run windows update agent, I let it run for 4 hours before it succeeded getting and update past sp3, and now it works perfectly. Thanks, . p.s. Then I noticed that it was the SAME update for 3 times in a row (I'm kinda slow), so I decided to go the Update site & try my luck again

 
 
 

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