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    Windows Update problems

    I'm having problems with Windows update in that it wont install a particular security patch.

    The exact same patch appears each day, and I download it. I receive no error messages to say that it hasnt installed, but the next day (after a restart) the same patch still needs to be downloaded.

    The only time it tells me that it hasnt been installed is when I try installing from the windows update program, rather than just when the bubble pops up in the bottom right of the screen.

    Any ideas?

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    Disable system restore, restart thecomputer and try it again , by the way what patch is the one you are haven trouble with ?

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    2 things I'd suggest:

    Firstly - as GrApHiCTrOn mentioned, turn off system restore. If you need help doing this you can get instructions for either ME or XP here:
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDoc...SysRestore.htm

    Secondly - make sure your either logged in as the local administrator or a user with administrator privilages. Some WindowUpdates require you to have administrator privilages when installed, or they won't be able to make some of the needed changes...

    If that don't work - let us know, and also let us know which patch it is you're having problems with...

    Hope that helps,
    RRP

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    Thanks, I'll try that. I only just put System Restore on so that's probably the problem, as I have Administrator rights.

    The patch is: KB824146

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    Sometimes, if you don't have the most recent service pack installed, new patches won't install properly and will fail silently. While this is not true for all MS patches, I have run into it on more than one occasion.

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    Ive had a similar problem. I downloaded the SP-1 and realized I didnt like it, it slowed down my comp so I uninstalled it and now I can re download it. Without it most of the other windows wont install either.
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    Well disabling System Restore didn't work. Looking at the installation log, it looks as if the patch has failed since September the 11th, and I have no idea why it would do so as all other patches have installed ok, and i havent made any major changes before the 11th.

    The only thing i can think of is that I installed a network card sometime this month, not sure when though.
    Mama always said, keep your virus definitions up to date.

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    Solution #1: I think, better you reinstall your OS, then update it before you install others application, because I think that it coflict with other applications.

    Solution #2: Or you can disable AV or Utilities before you update your window. If it still doesnt work, I suggest to backup all your important data and reinstall your window (Solution #1)

    I hope this may help...

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    I recently had a similar problem on a machine running in VMWare. The problem was the update services themselves. I had to manually download the patch and install it myself. It installed fine then. If you do a google search on this you will find that several people have had similar problems, some of them due to Root certificate problems.

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