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themaritimeman replied to ppgrainbow's topic in Windows 2000/2003/NT4submix8c, That was the ticket! Thank you very much! I don't know why my situation wouldn't work with simply running WUA.exe, but your command got everything working. Thank you again.
themaritimeman replied to ppgrainbow's topic in Windows 2000/2003/NT4Hi, First of all, thanks for this guide. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place here. I just can't get Windows Update to work after following this guide. All of the steps seem to work correctly, but when I open Windows Update, it gets to the point where it asks if I want to do an Express or Custom update, and when I click either one, it gives me an an error saying "Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer", and a link to reinstall said files which also doesn't work. I've gone through this guide four times, reinstalling Windows 2000 each time, to no avail. I have also followed the "If Windows Update fails to operate correctly" instructions each time, and no dice. I've also tried are clicking the link to upgrade to Microsoft Update; it just gives me the same error. If I may quickly recap on the instructions in case someone sees me missing something: Install IE 6 SP1. Install Update Rollup 1 v2. Download and install WinZip. Download and install 7-Zip. Download WUAv256.zip and extract WUAv256.cmd to a directory of your choice. Download 7za920.zip and extract 7za.exe to the same directory as WUAv256.cmd. Ditto for wGet 1.11.4. Run WUAv256.cmd. Rename WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe to WUA.EXE and run it. Download and extract rootsupd... .exe to a directory of your choice. Install rootsupd.inf. Run Windows Update. Anything wrong there? I assume nothing has to be put in a specific directory because the OP didn't specifically say so. When it says to extract something to "the WUA directory", does that mean an arbitrary directory you make yourself just to help organize the files, or is there an actual WUA directory somewhere that these files are supposed to go in? Also, I'm a little skeptical of Step 7 - when it says "rename the file WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe to WUA.EXE to install ...", it does mean rename it AND run it, right? And why do you have to rename it, anyway? Is Windows Update simply completely dead for Windows 2000, now? It seems this thread has been dormant since November, but I would hope someone before me would touch on that if they discovered that to be the case. Anyway, I hope someone is able to either figure out something I'm doing wrong or determine that it just doesn't work any more. I've never participated in these forums before - I've made my account simply so I can post here and try to get to the bottom of this. Thanks.