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This is apparently a frequent problem some people have after installing Windows XP, Home OR Pro edition. Additional installs may install differently, so reinstalling the whole operating may or may not fix the problem. This is the fix that was first found by "k-21" on direcpc-uncensored.

1. Start menu, then Run..
2. type "regedit", then press enter
3. navigate to this folder - hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/windowsupdate
4. right-click on the windowsupdate folder in the left column, then click permissions...
5. put check marks in the "allow" boxes for both administrators & system
6. click ok, the exit the editor
7. Reboot the machine, and go back to the windows update page.

Now you should be able to update to your hearts content. Howie

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by hhuck See Profile edited by PetDude See Profile