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Installing the downloads in xp home edition

I have window xp home installed. due to some problem i reinstlled os using the dell original cd for re installation when i bought in 2006dec.reinstal was done on 15th jan 2008.16th jan one security update downloaded and installed.After that i am not able to get installation done.Automatic download takes place well. but installationfails stating ''ä problem in your computer prevents installation" How to solve. pl help

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  • tharasathy Jan 31, 2008

    tried. no success.unable to install.

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The only thing that comes to mind is you have some antiviirus/firewall software that will not allow it to load.
Depending on what type is is it can be blocking it without telling you or allowing you to pass the program.
This is a common issue with this type of software.
you can disable it but how depends on what it is.
if you can disable it then run the update manually.
start/windows update

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand Jan 31, 2008

    If you right click on my computer and manage

    open the event viewer and look thru it you may see the reason

    there will be some red and yellow items. double click to view.

    thats usually where I start if I have no idea.


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