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Recently reformatted my laptop (Compac NC6000) and successfully reinstalled Windows XP Professional. Decided to update to SP3 and downloaded the first batch of critical updates sucessfully, but for some reason the next lot of updates would download but not install. I just keep getting a message "Could not install updates" with a list of the updates that were downloaded but could not be installed!

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Please send me the error message in case you have any, please do let me know which updates you were unable to install( security updates or critical updates).
Click on the link below and run the file. REGISTER FILES
Run this file and open the internet explorer and try to perform the windows update again.
you will be successfully able to install the updates.

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Did you try uninstalling the last batch of updates?
To see the updates under "Add or Remove Programs", you'll need to check the appropriate box at the top.
If uninstalling does not help, you may have to start over.

Possible approaches to avoid the same issue when starting over:

  • Don't use SP3, unless you know that you *need* it. Check Wikipedia to decide whether you need it.
  • Install OS with SP2 and all updates, only then apply SP3.
  • Don't install all updates at once. Install them in batches of, say, 10 a batch. If the same thing happens, you know which batch was responsible.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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