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XP sp3 no windows updates

Steve Mutchler
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Rebuilt a laptop...
My XP OEM cd is SP1...installed that...
Then installed SP2 from a CD...
Then installd SP3 from a CD....

When I go to windows update...I get re-directed to a Microsoft site telling me that I may not be able to update because my computer does not have the latest updates...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2497281

Did a lot of googling...not really finding anything pertinent...
 
Installed the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe...no joy...

Kinda at a loss...ideas appreciated...
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

Commented:
I just ran into this very issue not an hour ago.

Turn on automatic updates.  Wait.  Automatic Updates will download an unlikely update that deals with download compression.  After installing and rebooting, Windows Update operates normally.

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Ok...Automatic updates were on...I'll let it sit overnnight and see what
I got in the morning...

Also, I did notice that it did do 2 updates...B898461 and a ServicePackUninstall...

thankx for the input...
Principal Software Engineer
Commented:
KB898461 is the one that solved it for me.  It was necessary to reboot after the update was installed.
Hi Stevem,

kindly check the automatic updates service on service snap-in and ensure that it is working also ensure that windows installer serivces is working.i also mentioned one link which will help you hope that it works

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

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Commented:
Let it sit overnight...BUT I didn't reboot...Rebooted this morning...and
HERE THEY COME...!!!
KB898461 and a reboot did the trick...

THANX...!!!