Windows xp is not updating dating someone who is quitting smoking
Most often, these types of problems are due to a software conflict or a preexisting issue that simply wasn't brought to light until the Windows updates started installing.
Since most lock-up issues caused by updates by Microsoft are actually software conflicts, a clean install of Windows, followed promptly by the installation of all available updates, usually results in a perfectly working computer.
I tried following Microsoft instructions to edit the registry. Link ID=100334 After installing, reboot and see if you can access Windows Updates.
It said to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Update\AU. I think you need to install the Windows Update Agent.
the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, receives its file that reflects all the current patches for xp, and gives me the green light, the problem might be with Microsoft Update itself, not providing the updates??
Ms update is working for office components but not the OS!!