Posts Tagged ‘Windows Update’

Windows XP SP3 windows updates not working with 100% CPU–this will sort it!

November 22, 2013 Leave a comment

So I am setting up my new environment at home and I decided to create a Windows XP client machine for myself for the rare occasion that I need it to try out some functionality with XP or Office 2003.

So I install Windows XP Service Pack 3 into Hyper-V on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine and I find that the Windows Update will not install anything.  In fact it just kept running with no errors and the CPU would stay at 100%.

Well it turns out that the first thing the Windows Update checks for is updates to Internet Explorer and if you are not up to date with the latest security patch (November 2013 at the time of writing) then you will run into this issue.

The fix… install the latest security fix for either IE6, IE7 or IE8 and then run Windows Update.

That’s it, you’re all done Smile

Original article:

And the fix was found in the comments:

“The secret is to install the LATEST Cumulative Security Update for your version of Internet Explorer. This stops Windows Update from searching for any IE updates and blocks this update bug.

This is a recurring problem so the current latest version changes each month.

The latest updates are dated November 2013 (as of writing this). Download and install the update that corresponds with your currently installed version of Internet Explorer:

IE6: WindowsXP-KB2888505-x86-ENU.exe

IE7: IE7-WindowsXP-KB2888505-x86-ENU.exe

IE8: IE8-WindowsXP-KB2888505-x86-ENU.exe

Thanks to DougCuk for the comment!

For the latest security bulletins, go to this link assuming you are reading this after November 2013:

#Windows8 update failure during configuration

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Folders-OS-Windows-8-Metro-icon I know it has been a while since i have posted on the blog directly myself.  A lot is going on personally at the moment with Weddings and other potential big plans going on…

In the meantime, I am still working on projects at CPS and to add to the personal busy-ness, projects are going into the go-live stage as well.

Some how I have managed to find time to work with Windows 8 and Office 2013 on my day-to-day laptop, but recently I have found that my Windows Updates have been failing to install / configure.

Anyway, a quick search and the following came up:

  • Downloaded the fix-it application and it restarted various services including the crypto + other Windows Update based services.
  • Update and restart and et-voila! all is well with the world again.

More blog posts will come along soon (when I get time), as I have been working extensively with the JavaScript CSOM and the REST API’s in JavaScript.

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