Regsvr32 not updating registry

Someone on his blog actually asked if the extension was necessary. After nuking the old folder, run the update again and all is well but it takes a long time to go through that long download and update process. I have found that the easiest way to fix a Microsoft Update problem is to switch back to Windows Update from the "Change Setting" option on the left-side menu. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to knowing that Bill Gates has personally been plucking away on his computer just for me.

Trying to Update Windows 7/8 or Windows 10 is never easy as it seems.

There are several Errors that might pop up while in the Process.

In case you are not familiar with it, WSUS is Microsoft's free patch management tool. If you don't know the difference then you don't do Windows support.

OK, here's the main difference: In addition to OS patches, Microsoft Update takes care of your MS Applications like Office, SQL Server and Exchange. WSUS has a good monitoring and reporting feature that allows me to see at a glance which machines are struggling with the stuff Microsoft is trying to send to it.

Microsoft Windows is the most widely used desktop operating system in the world. For many of us, supporting it is how we make our living.

One of the endearing and annoying features of this ubiquitous OS is the monthly patch update process. It just kind of works in the background when you're not looking. I'll install the updates on a non-critical server during the week to test them. But for the workstations it does a pretty good job - most of the time.

Often such errors are a result of a breakdown in communication between your PC and the Windows Update service.

Thankfully there's a simple trick to get things rolling again.

So I do a Remote Desktop session to the machine in question and run the process manually. I used to spend hours looking up ways to get around these errors. This process of switching from the newer method to the older one and then back again seems to fix a host of registry errors and other wastes of time.

I know something is really messed up when I get a 0x8024001D error or some other stupid hex number. At one time I liked Scott Hanselman's method of renaming the c:\windows\Software Distribution\Download to c:\windows\Software Distribution\ Click on "Disable Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only" and then click on "Apply changes now." After the silly thing asks if you are sure (duh! It is simple and fast and has almost always worked for me.

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