Monday, June 23, 2008

Windows XP Windows Update Quickie Fix

As I posted in an earlier blog post, there was a way to fix the Windows Update error that comes from Windows XP's Windows Update every now and then, but it dealt with registering a bunch of files manually using the RUN command, well to make things easier for those of you out there, I created a little file that will automatically do it for you. There are a few tiny requirements that you'll need to have before running this.

Firstly, this is ONLY for Windows XP (Home/Professional), doing this on Vista MIGHT break your Update, I'm unsure though, and I'm working on testing to see if this works on Windows Vista as well, but since the update system is so drastically different, I doubt it will.

Secondly, incase you don't have administrator privileges, this might not work, although I highly doubt anyone who would be looking for this fix wouldn't already be running as an admin on Windows XP.

Download - Windows XP .bat file

The .bat file contains the following code.

"REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL"


Extract to the desktop and double click it. :)

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