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The automatic update for windows has found several patches to install,however i cannot get them to install. how important is it to continue installing these patches.

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  • Doug Olmstead
    Doug Olmstead Jul 13, 2010

    sounds like you need a prerequisite file or patch file first. which is preventing you from installing updates example you may need patch KB12345 before you can install KB67890. I would suggest using a service patch disk - if your at SP1 - get SP2 if at SP2 get SP3. also try disable any firewall or router rules temporally

  • Yateesh Varma
    Yateesh Varma Jul 19, 2010

    Is it only windows update that you are not able to install or any updates on your system cannot be installed. please reply ASAP if possible.

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Http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ download the latest version and run it to clean all unwanted files and junk in your computer...

And then follow the step's below:

Method 1
Download and install Windows Installer 3.1 and reboot.


Method 2
If that doesn’t work then you can try to stop the Automatic Update service and clear out the previously downloaded files and cache.

Open the Services console by clicking on Start, Run and typing in services.msc and clicking Ok. Stop the Automatic Update service by right clicking on it and choosing Stop.
Open My Computer or Windows Explorer and make sure that hidden files and folders are shown.

Navigate to WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete all the files within this folder. Then navigate to WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache and delete all the files in there as well.

In the Services console, start the Automatic Update service by right clicking on it and choosing Start. You may also want to check its properties and make sure it is set to Automatic for startup type.

Download the latest version of the Windows Update Agent and save it to your desktop.

Close your web browser and any other open programs and double click the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe file to run it.

If you get a message saying that the Update Agent is already installed, then click on Start, Run and then click the Browse button and navigate to where WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe was saved on your desktop and click on it one time. Click on the Open button and in the Open line, click once on WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe file so its highlighted. Click after the last quotation mark in the line and enter /wuforce after the last quotation mark so it looks something like "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" /wuforce. Click Ok to install the Windows Update Agent
Close all open programs and install the update.
Restart your computer and try downloading and installing Windows updates again. If your computer already has some updates that were downloaded during the time you were performing the above steps, cancel them and download them again from scratch.

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How to configure automatic updates in Windows


Microsoft routinely puts out updates for current versions of Windows (and Windows applications). Some of these are critical updates, such as security patches, while others just tweak a program or fix a bug. Your operating system will run better if you stay up to date on the important updates, and an easy way to do this is by using Windows automatic updates.

To turn on automatic updates, right click on My Computer (in Windows Vista or 7, right click Computer) and select Properties. Then go to the Automatic Updates tab. Here you will see the different update options.

The safest choice is to pick Automatic, which will check for updates on a schedule that you choose (daily or weekly, at a certain time) and download any new updates it finds. However, if you want some control over which updates are installed, you can choose either of the next two options:

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If you pick either of these two choices, a yellow shield icon with an exclamation point will appear in the system notification tray when new updates are available, and you can download or install them by clicking on it.

The last option is to turn off automatic updates completely. Choosing this option may leave your computer at risk, because you won't get any security fixes Microsoft comes out with. If you do choose to turn automatic updates off, you should check for updates manually once in a while by visiting Microsoft's Windows Update web page at WindowsUpdate.Microsoft.com.

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3. The System and Security section of Control Panel opens up. Here you can see the Windows Update link.
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Hi,

You seem to be a victim to piracy from your local vendor. You can report him to Microsoft and receive a finder’s fee, which isn’t going to cover the cost of new Windows XP. So here are some alternatives.
With new release of WGA, some methods no longer works, and some has been updated. Several methods that has certain success on certain people, you may try until you success.
Official Method by Microsoft - more information here. http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/06/28/official-ways-to-disable-or-manually-uninstall-the-microsoft-windows-genuine-advantage-notifications-from-microsoft/

or:
First Method
  1. Lauch Windows Task Manager.
  2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
  3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
  4. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
  5. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
  6. Lauch RegEdit.
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  9. Reboot Windows XP.
Note: With this method, you may be prompted to install WGA Notifications again which can still be unselected.

Second Method

Another alternative is by using System Restore to restore the PC to a previous restore point that WGA Notifications hasn’t kicked in, and then carefully stop KB905474 from been applied to the system. To use System Restore, go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.
Note: Again, you may be prompted again to install WGA Notification, so it must be bypassed.

Third Method updated
This method involves using a cracked version of LegitCheckControl.dll to replace the original copy of LegitCheckControl.dll, and thus bypass the WGA validation and make Microsoft believes that your copy of Windows is genuine. To get rid of WGA Notifications warning messages, the patched version of WgaLogon.dll and WgaTray.exe to replace the existing files.
To apply the patch by replacing the files manually, try to end the respective processes in the Task Manager before deleting the existing files. Most likely is you will have to restart your PC in Safe Mode in order to replacing the original copy of LegitCheckControl.dll and related files. However, there has been automatic updater and even cracked WGA installer that automatically apply the patched version of WGA files.
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In the short of it, sometimes it worth to just get a legitimate copy so your problem will go away. Unfortunetely being the victim really sucks, because this will for every be a problem if you do any updating of MS software. If you look around (eBay etc) you may find some pretty good deals on Windows XP.

My best of luck to you.

Mark

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Now, if you're running windows Vista; there have been a LOT of updates recently. Such as daily windows defender updates, security patches, and yes, quite a bit of performance patches. It could be that you're just seeing the same names on some updates.

Also, if you switch it to notify you but don't download you can manually download and install each update at a time. This could help you find a possible fix if microsoft has already fixed that problem.

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