haven't been able to update winxp for a while

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    its a legit copy, updates have been working for the past couple of years. reimaged maybe 2 months ago, it keeps telling me there are updates available

    when i attempt to have it install, it fails after a few seconds...

    should i just reimage? maybe try repairing with the xp disc?

    everything else works fine.
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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What updates are not installing?

    Are you sure they aren't just updates that you said no to, and told the updater to not remind you about?
     
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    Stop the automatic updates service
    Move or delete C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb
    Start the automatic updates service
     
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    okita1 Great spirits have always encountered violent oppo

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    hope you didnt reimage yet.
    in a command prompt run this command
    wuauclt /detectnow

    give it a couple minutes then try again.

    download the client diagnostics tool here
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/wsus/bb466192.aspx
    run it and post the results.


    also check the windows update log and post the results from the last attempt, typically its in here C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log
     

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