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Some windows updates were not installed?

I am trying to update a windows xp Pro.  I have it set to install automatically and have removed any and all viruses that were on the PC. When I select "windows update" and select Express, a list of updates populates.  When I then select Install Updates, it looks like it is installing the updates but then says, "Some windows updates were not installed." How can I make it so that these updates get installed?
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intelinet
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intelinet
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
If you reboot and try again do the same number of updates fail?
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intelinetAuthor Commented:
Yes
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intelinetAuthor Commented:
One thing I've notice is that the internet is connected, doesn't say limited or no connectivity, but the packets that are sent and received are really low. The connections on all my other computers through the same connection is normal.
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MattyWCommented:
the updates that cause this most of the time are .net framework updates or office updates if you you have microsoft update installed. See what updates are failing. Sometimes I have to uninstall what .net framework versions are on the computer and then download the installs from the micosoft website, reinstall them and then run windows update again.

Other times it is driver updates that fail to install in which case for example, if its your video card driver update not installing you can go to nvidia, ati or intel and get the latest update through the manufacture instead of windows update.
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intelinetAuthor Commented:
Yeah it looks like it is a bunch of security updates as well as the .NET updates and MS Office.
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
The first one will be the culprit. The rest have that one as a prerequisite.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
What errors are in your windowsupdate.log??

Have you tried resetting windows update ???

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Fin the failed one. When you try to update it will be at the top of the list. Type in "windows update ####### failed". Always found the solution for me
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syedarifexCommented:
Try below

Reboot the system with a last known good configuration and try updating windows using windows update. It will work..

To confirm they are installed..go to event viewer..check for Ntservicpack events...u will see the list of installed patches

Good luck
Ar
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
By any chance was this a new install from a sp3 disk?
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