Solved

XP Professional Windows Updates issue

Posted on 2013-11-04
14
216 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
Attempting to create a fresh copy of XP Professional OS.  It is installed and working OK but I cannot get Windows updates.  I've tried several MS Fixits and the one thing it has not been able to fix is the following:  "Service registration is missing or corrupt".  How do I fix this?  This presumes that I'll be able to get updates if this is fixed.  I have already checked "services.msc" to ensure that Updates is set to automatic and that BITS has started.   Your help is appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:tonyadam
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2
  • +1
14 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:pjam
ID: 39622528
You have to apply SP 3 first to get Windows updates to accept.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:pjam
ID: 39622530
SFC /sannow should fix the missing or corrupt stuff.  You need CD or restore partition for that
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonyadam
ID: 39623278
Sorry to not tell you that this was a XP Prof with SP3.  I'll try the SFC option but am not hopeful.
0
 
LVL 91

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 39623588
>>  Attempting to create a fresh copy of XP Professional OS.  <<  i have used this method :
http://www.howtohaven.com/system/createwindowssetupdisk.shtml

but i suggest to make this cd on a WORKING PC to avoid problems
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonyadam
ID: 39624496
Nobus....what do I use for a product license code a the "new" system if I use a working PC with XP Prof SP3 to make the CD?  If I were to use a HP working system on which to do this build, will it work on a Dell?  Just curious.   It appears to be a lot of work but if this will solve my problem, I'll try it.
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39624956
you still have to provide the key
andi think it is not an OEM version it creates - so OEM keys won't work i suppose (but i never tested it, so maybe it does work)

if i may say so - try it it has helped me several times, when an install cd was needed
i made an xp SP3 version
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonyadam
ID: 39646753
I apologize for not posting progress on this issue.  I am out of town and will not return until 11/18.  Please hold this issue "open" until I return.  Thank you.
0
Integrate social media with email signatures

Is your company active on social media? Do you also use email signatures? Including social media icons in your email signature is a great way to get fans for free. Let all your email users know you’re on social media quickly and easily, in a single click.

 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39647184
i'll be 'round
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonyadam
ID: 39685616
Well, I'm back in town and have started again to resolve this issue.  Now I can get MS updates.  The update that the MS Server indicates is needed is the .Net 3.5.  It downloads but then fails to install. I tried it several times.  Any ideas?
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39685703
>>  but then fails to install.   <<  any erros - or messages?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonyadam
ID: 39686023
No error messages.  Just says "some updates could not be installed".  I happened to notice that .net3.5 was already installed so elected to uninstall it and then go back to MS Updates.  That didn't work either.
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39686493
in many cases, uninstalling the latest 1  or 2 updates can help
i suppose you tried this :  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971187
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tonyadam
ID: 39708807
nobus, thanks for all of your suggestions.  This MS issue appears to be a result of some change by MS in October.  Regardless, I have updates working.  Thanks again.  Onto other issues now.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:scagman1
ID: 39712573
Tonyadam,
What did you do to resolve the issue?
0

Featured Post

The curse of the end user strikes again      

You’ve updated all your end user’s email signatures. Hooray! But guess what? They’re playing around with the HTML, adding stupid taglines and ruining the imagery. Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now