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Download the latest version of Windows Update Agent for XP Pro SP3

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  • Have you Windows Update or Automatic Updates turned on?

    If yes, the latest version of the Windows Update Agent will be automatically installed on your computer.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104/en-us

    Friday, September 06, 2013 7:26 PM
  • Have you Windows Update or Automatic Updates turned on?

    If yes, the latest version of the Windows Update Agent will be automatically installed on your computer.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104/en-us

    I have the need to save the last version of this agent on a USB stick so that I can install on other computers that, for now, do not have access to the Internet. How do I do this?

    If I activated the Automatic Updates feature on computers that have an internet connection, how can I force downloading immediately of this agent?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Saturday, September 07, 2013 7:38 AM
  • Okay. Below you'll find the Windows Update Agent Version 3.0. Hopefully, it helps you.

    Saturday, September 07, 2013 9:45 AM
  • I have noticed that, if I disable the automatic updates from the "Automatic Updates" window and, if, from an administrator command prompt, I write:

    sc config wuauserv start= demand
    net start wuauserv

    the "Turn off" option not change in the "Automatic Updates" window, and the command:

    wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow

    does not work.

    How come? How do I solve this using only the command line?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Sunday, September 08, 2013 10:48 AM
  • Help!!!

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:08 AM
  • Someone could help me to solve this problem?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9:12 AM
  • I will point out that this agent is a critical part of updating Windows XP at this time. While it is not likely often these days that you will be called on to install a fresh copy of XP, if you are the steps are as follows:

    1) Boot from the XP cd and run the installer.  Also install the XP recovery console.  (note that XP sp2 boot CD is mandatory for SATA disks)  During the install turn OFF automatic updates

    2) Load all hardware device drivers

    3) Install Service Pack 3  (download locations from here:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/b94823e6-e0fe-4d0c-a1b2-9c8f19e8672a/majorgeeks-microsoft-windows-xp-service-pack-3-5512-rtm?forum=itproxpsp

    or

    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx   (Search for "XP Service Pack)

    after the reboot, once more turn OFF automatic updates

    4) Install IE 8  (download from here:)

    https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/C/0/CC0BD555-33DD-411E-936B-73AC6F95AE11/IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe

    say NO during installation of it to install updates

    4a) Install this update to IE8

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24488

    5) Install the Windows Update Agent from the location above

    6) Turn ON automatic updates and turn OFF sleep or hibernation

    7) Run IE8, from the Tools menu, select Windows Update, install the 3 updates it tells you to, reboot, then repeat.  You will get the full list of 128 or so updates, keep installing all of them then repeat this until there's no more updates

    8) Turn back on power hibernation

    If you try to do this any other way - in particular, turning on automatic updates before installing the windows update agent - you will either take DAYS for an updates list to appear (if it ever appears) or scotch Windows Updates completely.

    If you don't want to do the thing with the web browser then after turning on automatic updates, reboot the system and leave it alone until it downloads and installs them automatically.  Personally I am comforted by seeing the actual install output which is why I use the web browser.



    Monday, March 20, 2017 3:49 AM
  • I confirm that, as of today 26th February 2018, Windows XP can be installed using the steps published by 'tmittelstaedt'.

    I just point out that ACTIVATION of Windows did not work until i installed SP3. Maybe somebody can confirm.
    Monday, February 26, 2018 10:44 PM
  • The majority of Windows XP systems out there were originally sold with preloaded versions of XP which were "preactivated"  Preactivation worked by having the activation mechanism in XP check the BIOS for an SLIC code that matched that version of XP

    Machines came with stickers on them that showed a Product Key for the Windows licensed for the system.  With these systems if you reload XP you should load XP from a manufacturers "OEM" installer CD in which case activation is already taken care of before any service packs are installed.

    To check activation status in XP go Start->Accessories->System Tools->System Information.   In the panel on the right, if the XP copy is not a preactivated one, you will see Activation Status.  If it IS a preactivated one you won't see Activation Status.

    "Retail" copies of XP were usually sold as "Upgrade" copies and these were intended to be installed on "whitebox" systems with "build your own system" motherboards.  While these can be installed on name brand hardware (Dell, HP, etc.) the Product Keys on the stickers on these systems cannot be used to activate them. (Originally they could but Microsoft deactivated all of those XP keys to prevent piracy, since it was discovered later that those keys would activate anything on any hardware.)

    It's not at all surprising that a retail XP version with a retail product key would need to be fully patched before activation would work on it.
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:39 PM
  • One final word on XP:

    Even with all current updates applied from Windows Updates, Windows XP still has many, many open vulnerabilities in it.

    If you have to run it, you may be interested in spending an evening reviewing the information on the Unofficial Windows XP Service Pack 4 located here:

    https://ryanvm.net/forum/

    Look for Community Update Packs.  Even today as of this writing Microsoft has closed most if not all known vulnerabilities in Windows XP but the problem is that the fixes are scattered through many multiple hotfixes many of which were released for specific Large Corporation demands (where they still have to run XP for specific applications) as well as the Point Of Sale and embedded releases of XP.  The Unofficial Service Pack 4 is an attempt to consolidate those together.  While it's not endorsed by Microsoft it is still a useful tool for those instances where hardware requires the use of XP (for example, older Modbus cards, etc.) because the manufacturer is no longer supporting the gear.  (Trust me, nobody including Microsoft is going to come up with a reasonable justification for replacing a 5 million dollar industrial plant controlled by an XP system just to upgrade the controller PC with Windows 10)

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:10 PM