I'm no longer able to get windows updates

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I just had to reload some video drivers on my system and now Im unable to download windows updates please help
Question by:tommygun4614
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    Well a suggestion might be to roll back the drivers or try to find the older drivers.  I say this simply becuase if the problem started once you installed these drivers then reverting back could possible fix the solution temporarily.  I wont say that not being able to get windows updates are a bad thing, but sometimes they are neccesary.  You could also try to go to the website and download them directly.  I dont know what else we could really help with in this situation to many open possibilities as to where the problem really is.  Any more info you can provide?
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    Try updated drivers after running the windows update repair tool! This tool is awesome.Make sure you have no IE spyware on a windows comp though.
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    Try Dail-a-Fix to fix Windows Updates problems
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    Good way to get back to where you were, before the drivers were  loaded would be System Restore.
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    . . or. you can do it the Old Fashioned way . . .

    1. Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below

    Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    Type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.

    regsvr32 wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 atl.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 msxml2.dll
    regsvr32 qmgr.dll
    regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

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