Updating xp sp1
However, a copy of Windows XP purchased at retail in a shrink-wrapped box had no problems with Windows Update.
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If you've had problems with Windows Update after installing Windows XP SP3 leave a comment below.
I don't use Automatic Updates, but if you do, and find the yellow shield never goes away, you may be experiencing this problem.
Support for SP3 and IE7 is offered on the phone (866-234-6020), although, I had Windows Update in IE6 and IE7) and click on the "Get help and support" link in the gray stripe on the left. The best way to do this is with Internet Explorer on the computer with the problem.
This allows Microsoft to download an Active X control that gathers assorted debugging information and sends it back to them.
It was included in the debugging information sent to Microsoft and revealed that my problem was an error 0x80004002.One of them, involving re-registering DLLs, was my fallback if the first suggestion didn't work.Scott Dunn from Windows Secrets covered re-registering Windows Update DLLs last September in Stealth Windows update prevents XP repair.The Fix Windows Update was resuscitated with the oldest trick in the book, re-installing the software.
Microsoft's first suggestion was to download version 3 of the Windows Update "Agent" (file Windows Update Agent30-x86.exe) to the root of the C disk, then run it with Start - Run and the following command: C:\Windows Update Agent30-x86/wuforce The installation was quick and painless. The link to this stand-alone version of the Windows Update agent may change over time.After rebooting, run Windows Update immediately to get the patch shown below Update July 27, 2008: After installing XP SP3 and all the subsequent patches on three more computers, my best guess is that the problem has to do with the type of license for Windows.