Updates never install RRS feed

  • Question

  • Live OneCare keeps asking me to "Install Missing Updates" (Go to website).  When I turn the computer off, the "turn off" button says it will "install updates"--but it never does.  Then OneCare keeps asking me to "Install Missing Updates."  So, around and around it goes.

    By the way, I do not have Microsoft Office etc. installed.
    Friday, February 1, 2008 2:39 PM


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  • You may want to check at the Windows Update Solution Center - 

    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527 - if the updates are really not installing.

    If they are installing, but OneCare keeps reporting that they are missing, or if you can't find help from the above link, please contact OneCare support - 

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    Friday, February 1, 2008 2:44 PM
  • Are you running Vista? I had a problem like this, and so did my brother on his OneCare recently


    There are for some strange reason which I don’t know but some windows updates that don’t install or rather fail.


    On my computer I have had to hide an update that would never installed, due to windows and not OneCare would simply notify the uninstalled updates, The updates were;


    My computer 

    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB886903)

    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB929729)


    Other computer


    Office 2007 Service Pack 1



    Both Vista


    A little different on the “other computer” the update would crash the computer with the blue screen, but only last week, and due to a further update the problem is resolved.


    However my computer still has this,


    To be fair I didn’t notice the second .net update that has been added in the last few months, which might actually fix the problem, yet to find out, but how I over came it was to hide them I just right clicked on my vista update screen and clicked hide update.


    Monday, February 11, 2008 12:31 PM

    I had a problem like this before. What I did is I stop automatic update service first by typing net stop wuauserv in command prompt.

    Then I rename softwaredistribution folder to softwaredistribution.old (Softwaredistribution folder can be found inside windows folder)

    Next, I start automatic update service by typing net start wuauserv

    Went to automatic update website: http://www.update.microsoft.com to downloads all available updates and it all downloaded successfully


    I don't know if it will work with other OS. I'm using XP Pro SP2

    Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:33 AM