updates won't UPDATE RRS feed

  • Question

  • i have a problem i have 75 updates which won't update, when i do my PC freeze's i have windows XP i ve tryed to go on to microsoft web site, but am not computer as i may say a wiz kid can you advise me please

    Monday, December 3, 2007 10:14 PM


  • Hello Shawn,


    Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forum. Sounds like your problems are Windows Updates (WU) related and not Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). If so this would be out of the scope for WGA. First let’s see exactly what is happening. Have you validated your Windows Operating system?  Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and click on the "Validate Windows" button located in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. Follow the instructions provided after you click on this button. Next restart your computer once you have completed the Windows Validation process.  Now please try updating Windows. Was the updating process successful or did you receive any error codes or messaging reflecting Windows Update problems? 


    Next please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage (MGA) Diagnostic Tool and paste your results back here in the forum. This will help us analyze what you’re experiencing so we may either provide you with a resolution, give you Knowledge Base (KB) articles for help, or direct you to another forum specializing with WU for assistance.  Please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage (MGA) Tool by follow the directions below: 

     Download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.


    Step 2 is telling us about the COA. Tell us:

    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?
    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?
    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?
    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.
    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.


    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.



    Thank you and I will await your MGA Diagnostic Report.



    Stephen Holm, MS

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007 12:38 AM