Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Problem Installing updates in XP clean install

Doing a clean install in XP is getting harder for some strange reason, the update process either takes forever or just plain fails.  Try these two things to resolve.

windows genuine advantage
- Install IE8 without updates.  It is very important that you uncheck "Install Updates" during the IE8 install.
- Run the Windows Genuine Advantage utility.
Once you've done these two things, updates should proceed as normal.

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