windows update failing



carla
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
We are trying to install windows update installer 3.1 but it keeps failing.
The log says cancelled. We cannot find a solution anywhere, please help

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
Hi Carla,
Suggestion: Close your open applications, close your antivirus. Bring up System Restore, and create a restore point.

Read this article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=893803

Then use the link to download the new V2 of Windows Installer 3.1. Save the download to your HD. I'd put it into a new unique folder.
Then run that file to install it. (Again, be sure none of your usual programs are open).
The download link is
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C>
or short form
http://tinyurl.com/d9dod

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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carla wrote:
> We are trying to install windows update installer 3.1 but it keeps
> failing. The log says cancelled. We cannot find a solution anywhere,
> please help

Kyle
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
One simple thing to try is make sure that your date and time are correct on
the machine. If the date is off by much, that will make the updater fail at
times.
Good luck,
Kyle

"carla" wrote:

> We are trying to install windows update installer 3.1 but it keeps failing.
> The log says cancelled. We cannot find a solution anywhere, please help


windows update failing