Thursday, July 17, 2008

Windows XP SP3 bug, Windows Update fails

I just installed SP3 for XP and realized a couple days later that all windows updates were failing during the installation process.
I later found out that SP3 lays down a few new files, but does not seem to register the new DLL's...Thanks MS! Maybe this is a side effect of Bill Gates leaving the company??
Anyway, in order to fix this anomaly, just run these commands in a batch file.

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

After that, all should work fine. Hopefully I don't experience anymore issues with SP3, because so far, it has only done me evil.


Rich said...

Thanks for this - saved me trawling through the MS site to see why they had screwed it up in the first place!

This sorted the update problem for me but a side effect seems to be my internal network is now constantly busy - any thoughts?


AW said...

A very timely post. I just ran into this when I had to reinstall a machine.

Fix works a treat.


Anonymous said...

I went to start>run>

and typed each line in one at a time
and now update works great

thanks a bunch cheers

Anonymous said...

After quite some time wasted on the MS website, this fixed it right up in one go. Thanks a bunch for posting!

Anonymous said...

You saved me a lot of time. Your help is deeply appreciated!