Windows® XP Update Failures
What are the possible reasons of Microsoft® XP updates failures?
Hardware or software conflicts can disable Windows® updates from working properly. In case, Microsoft® Windows® update fails to install any Windows® XP related features and patches, it can lead to failed errors. Therefore, you must resolve these issues.
To understand more about the reasons behind the update failures in Windows® XP and the ways to resolve the same let us focus on the following points:
- Update failures
- What are the possible reasons for Windows XP updates failure?
- Tips to resolve the issue
There could be many possible reasons for the users are being unable to update their Windows® XP. Windows® update uses ActiveX control so that users can interact with Microsoft® website to update Windows®. There are many error messages that the user receives such as “0x800A138F”. This ID actually represents the type of error that has been encountered. You can simply copy the error ID and check it on Microsoft® website to see the results. Another possible reason is the XML parser, which has a number of security and other bugs, which becomes one of the causes of Windows® XP update failures. Sometimes, it happens that the support DLL files through which you can update your windows are missing.
What are the possible reasons for Windows® XP updates failure?
There are several reasons that are preventing the Windows® downloaded updates fail to install on your system. You must be trying various solutions, and reinstalling and reformatting may seem to be the easiest. The possible reason for updates failure can be that you have not installed the wups2.dll file, which is making the updates fail. Other significant reason can be that you have not installed Active X control. Some error messages also occur, which do not let the user install the particular updates, some of the errors are known, and some of them are unknown, which ultimately lead to Updates failure. XML parser is also another crucial issue that causes the updates to fail. Some of the DLL files may also be missing, which are preventing the updates to be installed.
First of all, you need to make sure that your system’s Windows® Installer 3.1 is properly installed, and is working appropriately. In case, it is not, then you need to download it from Microsoft’s® Download Center, reboot your system, and now download Windows® updates. If you are coming across Active X control related issues, then you can download it from Microsoft’s website. The error messages can be figured out by consulting Microsoft’s® website, as their causes and reasons are mentioned, and you can easily troubleshoot them. Some essential files related to XML parser might be missing, can be downloaded, and updates, as it may have some security issues. DLL files should also be repaired and updated before you are considering installing the updates.