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Microsoft Defender won't update

lindalew_99
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I recently removed Microsoft Antispyware and installed Microsoft Defender Beta.  It worked great until automatic updates ran.  Now I am getting error 0x8204400a (along with many others) when I attempt to update it.  Any suggestions?  I am running XP with SP2 and Norton Corporate Edition Anti Virus.
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Perhaps the "new" updates are using old data. Have you cleared your Temp and IE temporary files?
Top Expert 2005

Commented:

Try running the command below from Start > Run

Msiexec /x {A5CC2A09-E9D3-49EC-923D-03874BBD4C2C}

This will uninstall the Windows Defender Signatures and hopefully allow you to update again.

Good luck,

Zee

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Commented:
Nothing worked.  I went to Microsoft update this morning and they had an update for windows installer 3.1.  I guess they got wind of the problem and wrote the patch.  Anyway, it's working now.  Thanks for the comments!
Top Expert 2005

Commented:

That is OK, but you must have been away from windows Update for a long time...

Nothing new for my system.

Zee

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Commented:
I don't think ANY updates were happening - I have automatic updates turned on.
Top Expert 2005

Commented:
Yes, that may be the reason for missing that one.

Anyway, really glad you solved it.

Post for a refund here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Cheers,

Zee
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PAQed with points refunded (125)

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