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Windows XP Updates - Installation Help

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I get prompted to install the updates listed below but when I click install, I get one failure and eight successes and yet something happens and it turns out that none of these updates are are installing.
Question:  How can I install these updates.  The Auto update feature is NOT working in this case.

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by:Scott C
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Try downloading the patches and install them manually.

Try the one that is failing manually then see if the others can automatically install.
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by:brothertruffle880
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Net Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 is failing.  Everything else is successful.
However, when I reboot the modules which appeared as successful installs are again appearing in the automatic updates screen.
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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Hi,

Try this:
Stop the windows update service.
Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder from C:\Windows
Start the Windows Update service and check the updates again.

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Net Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 fails on all my XP computers.  Uncheck it and ignore it.
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by:nobus
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try this fixit :  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910339
it has more info also
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by:brothertruffle880
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I deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder from C:\Windows
I unchecked/stopped trying to install the Framework 1.1 service pack 1.
But the other updates are still not installing.
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by:nobus
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since it is XP - how long ago was it installed? thre can be more more problems - if so - which ones?
maybe a good time to do a fresh install - after backup
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by:brothertruffle880
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Is there anyway to just install the framework 2 and 3 stuff?  I would hate to reinstall the entire XP O/S.  Too time-consuming.
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Dave Baldwin earned 166 total points
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Unless you are actually using .NET Frameworks 2/3, they aren't needed either.  But there are test and repair procedures available that I have used to fix most of those problems.  If that's all you have left, then you're done until you can implement the fixes for those.

netfx_setupverifier.exe http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx

That page also has links to repair tools.
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by:Scott C
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Did you try downloading and installing the updates manually as I suggested?
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by:brothertruffle880
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ScottCha:  Yes I did. and I got the "Successfully installed" message.  However, My automatic updates still flag these same updates as needed.
DaveBaldwin:  I will check out the netfx_setupverifier.  Thanks.
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by:Scott C
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At this point I'd back up the data, and do a clean install of Winodows XP and then copy the data back.

It can be a pain but the whole process should take about 4 hours and you will know for sure the problem will be resolved.
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as i suggested some time ago
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