Windows® Update® fail to install issue
Explain the reasons behind Windows Update failing to install after they are downloaded on Windows XP. How can the issue be troubleshooted?
Windows based operating systems have been around for quite some time. There are many different versions of Windows OS and they are all very popular. Windows XP is one of the older versions of OS from Microsoft. Windows XP is not only light on system resources but also very simple to use. Windows XP can be installed with very large numbers of applications and the OS is also very stable. Windows XP has an automatic update utility that can be used to update the OS. Windows XP users can also download updates manually and then install them on the system. Updating the Windows XP OS would ensure that all bugs and glitches within the Operating System are removed and that system is always well protected from threats. Some Windows XP users might face problems when installing updates after they are downloaded on the system. Failure to update installation might be because of several reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files on the OS, issues within the registry etc.
Following details mentioned give users tips to resolve Windows Update installation failure issue:
- Remove infections
- Verify system files
- Clean system registry
Malware infections within the system can cause installation failure on Windows computers. Malwares tend to lock system files on the OS so that users would be unable to install them on the system. Such problems caused by malwares can be fixed by removing the infections from the system using a good antivirus program or a malware removal tool (Norton AntiVirus or Malwarebytes' Anti-malware is recommended).
Verify system files
To install Windows Update on your computer, all of the system files on the OS must be intact. This is because when updates are being installed, some of the existing system files are modified associated with the update patches. If these files are missing, then update installation would fail. Windows users experiencing update installation failure issues are suggested to verify the system files on the OS using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt and if some system files are found damaged, repairing the OS with the installation disk and the OS repair tool would solve the issues and get the updates installed.
Registry on your Windows computer is the place where all important information regarding the working of the system are stored and accessed when required. Registry entries are created when updates are installed on the system and if the registry of the OS is having some errors, creation of new entries would be prevented causing update installation failure. Such problems can be fixed by cleaning the registry with a registry cleaning software and removing unwanted registry clutters.
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