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Re: Administrator Rights?
From: Caeser Augustus <caeser.augustus () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:36:49 +0530

Hi,

Windows update will not install ANY update if the Admin is not logged on.
If you are running XP, then I have noticed that going through with the
pre SP1 updates is a pain nowadays. They seem to download OK but fail
to install.
Manually installing the updates may be an option, but I also wonder if
the XP systems are using the new V5 site or the older V4 one.
On a seperate note, for the updates to work properly with the V5, an
update is required. If WIndows update does not install it
automatically then, you may install it seperately from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b93356b1-ba43-480f-983d-eb19368f9047&displaylang=en

And you may also have a look at
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21220580.html

Hope this helps:



On 1 Dec 2004 03:31:58 -0000, dmorrow5 () satx rr com <dmorrow5 () satx rr com> wrote:


I'd like to think I'm somewhat computer savvy, but this one escapes me...running XP, trying to run Windows Update. 
All but one or two updates will fail. I've done some research that suggested a necessary service may not have 
started, but this is not the case. When looking at the user account, they are designated as Administrator. However, 
Windows Update says it won't install the updates unless it's accomplished by an administrator. Any suggestions?



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