Windows XP Pro Will Not Update

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Windows XP Pro Will Not Update

Postby c327 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:18 pm

Regarding XP Pro SP3:

Just noticed this. Went to manually update Windows and I got the following message:

[Error number: 0x800A0007]
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What is causing this? Thanks
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Postby evasive » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:38 pm

Try the Methods provided below and check if the issue persists.

Method 1:

Try to boot the system in clean boot state and then try to perform Windows Update.

How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state

After you used the clean boot to resolve your problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.

Click Start, and then click Run.
Type msconfig, and then click OK.
The System Configuration Utility dialog box is displayed.
Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Method 2:

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Also see:

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:40 am

Check your hosts file to make sure it hasn't been messed with.
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