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Microsoft Stealth Update and Windows XP repair don't mix

Microsoft did more than send a stealth update to XP users - it sent a buggy stealth update.This gallery relates to this story.
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Microsoft did more than send a stealth update to XP users - it sent a buggy stealth update.
This gallery relates to this story.
Let's start with a fully patched XP system
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Repairing the XP installation
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Repairing the XP installation
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Repairing the XP installation
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Windows Update DLL files rolled back
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Starting the update process
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Continuing with the update process
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Initial updates come in file ... but this brings in the updated Windows Update files
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Windows Update files now updated
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Starting the Windows Update process again ...
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Downloads come in OK ...
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... but the downloaded updates fail to install
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All 80 updates failed to install
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Testing two fixes
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We begin by manually registering the Windows Update DLL files
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Now try to update the system again
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This time the updates install properly
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All 80 updates installed properly this time
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We roll back the system and try the second fix - instralling an older version of the Windows Update files
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Installation of the old files begins ...
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... and the process completes successfully
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OK, let's start the update process again ...
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... it worked!
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