Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Windows Updates and Service Pack 3

A few weeks ago I had a strange issue that started happening once I installed Service Pack 3. Once Service Pack 3 was installed it seemed that updates would no longer install no matter what I did. I even tried to turn off automatic updates and then turn it back on again. That seemed to fix similar issues in the past but not this time.

After a little research on Microsoft's technet I found out that there has been an issue related to enterprise versions XP Professional. (volume license versions of XP)
Seems as though several dll's get un-registered during the SP3 install.

To fix the issue just re-register the following dlls by opening up a command prompt and entering the following commands one by one.

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

Do a quick reboot for safe measure now and re-run windows/microsoft updates.

Hope this helps any other frustrated users out there trying to get windows updates to install :)

1 comment:

tlphipps said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I ran into this problem on a laptop, and hadn't had time to track down what was going on!

This worked perfectly!