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    Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    Did a repair install on a (fairly) new Dell XPS 410. after the install I went to Microsoft Update and tried to d/l all the security updates. XP goes through the d/l and the little shield appears in the tray with a balloon that says updates are downloaded, click here to install. When I click the shield the installation appears to be running but I get a screen that says "some updates could not be installed, and a list of 78 out of 78 downloads that could not be installed.
    Has anyone seen this before? Any Ideas what could be causing this or how to fix it?
    I've been to the Microsoft site (via the trouble shooter) but there's not a lot of useful information there.
    When ever I shut down now, XP tries to install the updates automatically. This only takes a few seconds as it fails to install all 78 updates.

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    Re: Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    Try turning off automatic updating in the Security Center control panel.
    Then visit the Microsoft Update website and try to install the updates a few at a time, not all at once.

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    Re: Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    In addition to Hans' suggestion, there are several possible solutions in this thread (note - read ALL of the replies).
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    Re: Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    Thanks Hans. I thought about trying that but there's 78 of them. May be a last resort.

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    Re: Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    Hi Rebel,
    Great thread. I copied it and sent it home. I will try the suggestions when I get there.
    Thanks

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    Re: Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    Hi folks,
    I tried all the suggestions on this thread (yes all of them) None worked. However the news is not all bad. The new Windows Secrets has an article on this very problem.
    Bottom line:
    the cause is the Microsoft stealth download.
    The fix is to copy the following commands into notepad and make a batch file. Run the batch file and voila. all is OK again.

    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

    Hope this helps someone else. You guys were great keeping me company through this, thanks again.

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    Re: Cannot update XP (XP media center 05)

    Just read that myself and was going to suggest it here. Thanks for posting back that it worked.

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