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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Solution: Windows Updates not working

To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:

Step 1: Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:

a. Open the Command Prompt window. To do this, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv

Step 2: Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:

a) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll

b) Click OK if you receive a verification message.


Step 3: Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv


Step 4: Exit the Command Prompt window. To do this, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

You should now be able to run Windows Updates on your PC.

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