Windows update failed, can't reinstall, can't redownload... wtf?

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  1. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    I have XP Pro. Was downloading a hardware driver via windowsupate for the xbox vision camera. It failed to install, but the website is not letting me redownload it from them =/
    I can't uninstall the update from Add/remove programs.

    Am i fucked?

    any help?
     
  2. dissonance

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    1. Never download hardware updates from MS Update. Always get them from the manufacturer's site. I'm not sure why, but I had issues several times when I let MS Update do hardware drivers.

    I know there are driver removal software but have never used any. Try one of those and then redownload the driver from the manufacturer of the hardware's website.
     
  3. Chris

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    does the camera not work now?

    and you cant see the update in add/remove or it gives an error when you try to uninstall?
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    I've never had even a single issue with hardware drivers from Microsoft Update. Maybe you just had some funky hardware?

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    In any event, have you tried to run System Restore yet? It's this sort of stupid, unforseen bullshit that it's intended to fix.
     

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