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  • Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

    Since Windows Update was updated to V6, I encounter the following problem.

    "Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:

    Click option 1: Register or reinstall the files for me now (Recommended)
    Click option 2: Let me read about more steps that might be required to solve the problem."

    Clicking option 1 makes out like it's doing something useful, then goes back to the Windows Update screen offering Express (recommended) or Custom. Doesn't matter which you select, it sends you back to:
    "Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:"

    Clicking option 2 does not send you to a place that helps you resolve the problem, it sends you to a screen where you can "SEARCH FOR YOURSELF" from scratch!

    Any help would be great. Thanks

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    Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

    Please review:

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._21509379.html

    Regards,

    Yuval
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

      Solution:
      This problem can be corrected by re-registering the various dll files that Windows Update requires to run.

      To do this firstly click on the “Start” button then “Run” and enter the following command into the “Run” dialog box

      · regsvr32 wuapi.dll

      You should then receive a message to say it was successful. The above process then needs to be done for each of the following commands:-

      · regsvr32 wups.dll

      · regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

      · regsvr32 wucltui.dll

      · regsvr32 atl.dll

      · regsvr32 msxml3.dll

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      • #4
        Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

        Thank u so much Paulprovance. My computer has been long awaiting a Windows Update. Your advice solved the problem instantly! Would a registry cleaner have deleted those necessary files? Or did everyone get this problem...thanks again!

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        • #5
          Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

          Many thanks to Paulprovance for this solution. It worked perfectly and I was finally able to update Windows.

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          • #6
            Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

            For those of you like myself that this didnt work for

            I found an admin had removed messed with the update agent so although I was registering all of the required files nothing worked. My WSUS server would not send out the updates (116) that the machine needed so after searching I found this

            This worked a treat
            Use the Stand alone installer to install the Update Agent.
            http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43264

            If when you run this you get an message telling you its already installed then do the following.

            Start > Run and type WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe /wuforce

            all is now well on this guys machine
            The Univurse is still winning!

            W2K AD, WSUS, RIS 2003. ISA also AVG Server
            ** If contributors help you, recognise them and give reputation points where appropriate **

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            • #7
              Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HELP

              Thanks - that last one worked for me. I was really getting frustrated with this error message & re-registering did not work.

              Thanks again!!!

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              • #8
                Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HEL

                I tried all of the above and still am getting the same message in Windows Updates. Any other solutions out there? thanks.

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                • #9
                  Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HEL

                  Originally posted by marya333 View Post
                  I tried all of the above and still am getting the same message in Windows Updates. Any other solutions out there? thanks.
                  I'm in the same boat you are. My background story is a bit more shakey though--my boss had me take a look at this malfunctioning workstation, and I suspect that its hard drive is pooping out (complete with weird noises and hideously slow folder browsing)... but that's another story. I ended up doing a Windows repair, which fixed several of the problems associated with booting up. When I went to perform a routine Windows Update I ran into the error message that this thread is about.

                  I instinctively ran an "sfc /scannow" with no luck. That was when I ran into this thread via google. I've tried everything mentioned but with no avail.

                  And just fyi, I'm running XP Pro. All background processes are normal, nothing out of the blue, and no essential service is stopped/not running.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HEL

                    Hey guys

                    I am having the same problem - i'm runnin Server2003 as a workstation and everything I try seems to be failing.

                    I have tried regsvr32ing the dll's
                    Both the links that Microsoft give you
                    Reinstalling the WU client and still nothing!

                    Is this a big move for Microsoft to phase out WU and make us use Microsoft Update instead?

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                    • #12
                      Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HEL

                      It seems to have fixed itself - The only update it is showing is IE7 which is apparently "High Priority"

                      I personally like IE7 less than I do IE 6 and you cannot "hide this update" for it which is a shame!

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                      • #13
                        It Works.. thanks

                        The paulprovance solution worked for me fast and easy. Thank you.

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                        • #14
                          Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HEL

                          Originally posted by wibble View Post
                          It seems to have fixed itself - The only update it is showing is IE7 which is apparently "High Priority"

                          I personally like IE7 less than I do IE 6 and you cannot "hide this update" for it which is a shame!
                          I know I'm but FYI you can import this reg file:
                          Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

                          [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\7.0]
                          "DoNotAllowIE70"=dword:00000001
                          Best wishes,
                          PaulH.
                          MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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                          • #15
                            Re: Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed.. HEL

                            I just solved my problem, after trying all of the above. Had a corrupted DLL (msxml3.dll). Downloaded, installed and re-booted... msxml3.msi from Microsoft Support. Now things are back to normal.

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