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fat32 to NTFS conversion, now have windows update issues on all computers

Posted on 2006-07-07
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I did a fat32 to NTFS conversion (required by a new data management installation) on 10 networked computers.
Now I can't get QuickBooks Pro 2006 to run (I'll deal with that later)
More importantly, none of the computers will work with Windows Updates.  One spends hours with the green bars going back and forth, but never gets any further than that.  Most computers will find the necessary updates, download them, but cannot install them. I get a message "Updates were unable to be successfully installed" and "The following updates were not installed:". If I go to Review installation results, I find a failed update with the red X, the problem description is
"Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed"
If I go to update history, the failed results do not show there.
Help!
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by:rindi
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Use explorer to check the security credentials of your ntfs filesystem. probably either the system account doesn't have full rights on the filesystem, at least for those directories windowsupdate needs to write to, or then the updates are running under a user account without enough rights.
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Thanks for the advice.  I checked users rights and it made no difference.
I did notice that one of the computers that would not install downloaded updates,  did accept and install automatic updates??  Was converting fat32 to NTFS a big mistake??  I did some google searches before I converted, and didn't find anyone complaining about a conversion.
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I've never seen problems with the conversion yet, although I don't understand why you were using fat32 in the first place. When the auto updates work and the manual ones don't, that often has something to do with a pirated windows version and the genuine advantage test of m$ not working. Malware could also do this, so thoroughly test the systems for malware.
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Thank You for Your Help...  In hindsight, I don't think it had anything to do with the conversion.  It had more to do with that %$*)@* m$ update site.  I ended up learning about AutoPatcher from this forum, downloading and installing that.
Things are running much better now.  Reguards, Rick
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your welcome.
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