windows update failure

  steve1ooo 15:36 13 Apr 06

Windows update tells me i have to install Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) before i can download any more updates. the problem is it fails to install. So i`m stuck. Does any one know how to resolve this ?
I`m using win XP service pack 2 preinstalled on a medion pc.Up to now i`ve never had any problems updating.

  VoG II 15:42 13 Apr 06

Start, Run, type in


and click OK.

Scroll down to Windows Installer and double click on it. If it isn't running, click on Start, then try the update again.

  steve1ooo 16:14 13 Apr 06

tried that but failed to install again

  djwheeler 16:36 13 Apr 06

Are you downloading from the windows update site? If so, are you doing this in IE?

  djwheeler 16:41 13 Apr 06

Try here:

click here

  steve1ooo 16:42 13 Apr 06

yes and yes

  SANTOS7 16:44 13 Apr 06

Not running Norton internet security by any chance,
could be the cause of your problem ,there are known conflicts......

  steve1ooo 16:58 13 Apr 06

no...trend micro i disabled it and still no good. baffled. I have sent a report into microsoft so i`ll let you all know if they offer a solution.

  djwheeler 17:15 13 Apr 06

Did you try the diagnostics through the link?

  steve1ooo 17:19 13 Apr 06

yes...still no go

  steve1ooo 17:44 13 Apr 06

tried again and the following updates were downloaded but failed to install

Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB911567)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB912812)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP (KB911565)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2006 (KB890830)

what is going on ?

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