If you have just done a system re-install of XP or XP SP2 and are unable to get any windows XP updates this guide will help you out. We take no responsibility for the information in this guide. We wrote it because it does work but use it at your own risk. Be sure and temporarily shut down all anti-virus software.

Step 1: Register DLL files.

By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.

1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.
2. Click Start and Run, type “REGSVR32 ATL.DLL” (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.

Note: There is a space between REGSVR32 and ATL.DLL

3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:

REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 QMGR.DLL
REGSVR32 QMGRPRXY.DLL
REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL

Note: Please try and register all the files. While registering each .DLL file you should get a “succeeded” message. If you encounter any error message, please let me know the exact wording.

Step 2: Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

1. Click Start->Run, type “services.msc” (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.
2. Double click the service “Automatic Updates”.
3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option “Local System account” is selected and the option “Allow service to interact with desktop” is unchecked.
4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.
5. Click on the “General” tab; make sure the “Startup Type” is “Automatic”. Then please click the button “Stop” under “Service Status” to stop the service.
6. Then please click the button “Start” under “Service Status” to start the service.

Try getting the windows updates now. You may need to reboot. If all goes well you can now download and install all the XP updates. If this helped you out consider donating a few bucks to keep this site going. You can find the donation link on the main page. www.windowvistarepair.com

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