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  • Question

  • Windows Update downloaded and installed (KB905474) on my PC May 13, 2006.

    This is confirmed as successful in the listing for my PC on ... update.microsoft.com.  But, scanning today for possible new security updates ... the report stated I need just one ... WGA - Notification.

    The above listing also shows as the last [first] item, a second download attempt of the same file, which I refused [did not succeed]. If the first was good why does Microsoft insist I need to download and install this again?

    Am I now being refused any newer updates? Will installing WGA - N again cause problems? The popup dialog boxes which followed the first installation have stopped and all seems to work fine now. I am very reluctant to double install this program. It seems to be very intrusive.
    Friday, June 30, 2006 3:21 AM

Answers

  • The link I provided is for the latest direct download for WGA.  If you indeed downloaded and installed it via the link, then it is installed successfully.
    Tuesday, July 4, 2006 8:59 PM
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  • Please download and install: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/3/3/533a40be-936b-4267-b043-2f04233a78a6/WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86.exe

    Then re-boot Windows. Does this resolve the problem?

    If not, then: Please follow this simple troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and install the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy to Clipboard".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post. http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and recommend an appropriate solution.

    Friday, June 30, 2006 3:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello Carey, Thank you for your prompt and precise response.


    I have followed your instruction regarding: "download and install" and "reboot".


    I do not yet know the answer to your question: " Does this resolve the problem?"

    I went to "Windows Updates" and ran the scan for new updates. The scan no longer insists I download and install (KB905457) but simply states "no high priority updates are available"

    Then looking at my "Update History" - The last two entries listed are a "cancelled" entry for (KB905457) dated June 27, 2006 and a new "cancelled" entry for (KB9054547) dated July 1, 2006. [The last one is at the top of the list.]

    Please tell me if the download and install ... recording of a second failure has, in fact, solved the ["this"] problem of "Windows Updates" insisting I reinstall (KB905457) after each scan.

    Please confirm, or tell me how to confirm, that I will, as in the past, continue to regularly receive high priority updates.


    Thank you,


    John.

    Saturday, July 1, 2006 9:00 PM
  • The link I provided is for the latest direct download for WGA.  If you indeed downloaded and installed it via the link, then it is installed successfully.
    Tuesday, July 4, 2006 8:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Carey,

    I did indeed download and install via the link you provided. However, while it may have resulted in solving my problem: the installation was, as I noted before, not successful but "Cancelled".

    After the above action I went to update.microsoft.com and selected: "Review your update history". The last [most recent] entry shows WGA-N  status "Cancelled" Sat. 7/1/06 and the next to last entry shows WGA-N  status "Cancelled" Tue. 6/27/06.

    If two cancellations are better than one, I've got e'm.

    My update history also lists an entry showing WGA-N status "Succeeded" Sat. 5/13/06.

    Thrice may have done the trick? But, I don't know because all the latest scans, while no longer insisting I need WGA-N, have provided no security updates. Have they stopped being issued or has Microsoft just stopped sending them to me?

    Do you have any idea? Thanks for your attention..

    John


    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 11:43 PM