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  • 1. error 0x80080229
    Hi, I try to reinstall Windows XP home on my Dell Dimension 8200. I sold my Dell and I try to prepare it with a new reinstallation for this person. Unfortunately, I had an error 0x80080229 with WGA validation (message said unknown error!). The version of Windows XP is French and is coming from Dell with my Dell Dimension 8200 when I bought it (OEM). I would like to apply all correction (include SP2) to the Windows XP but the WGA block me. What need to be done to solve this problem? Best regards, Pascal
  • 2. Thank You Robert
    "Robert Aldwinckle" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ... > "Bob" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message > news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ... >> How does this relate to anything with Windows Vista Beta 2 release? > > > Check the newsgroup that you are posting in? <w> > > You are posting using a web interface to NNTP newsgroups. > Which portal are you using (URL)? > Is it showing this newsgroup (Windows Update) listed within a group > for Vista? Then be aware that it would be sharing a common NG, > not a special one for Vista. > > The OP's question is definitely on topic for this newsgroup. > I think though that she could get better assistance from a newsgroup > which specializes in her OS, which I suspect is more likely to be XP. > > In fact, almost certainly is XP. From her headers: > >>> [X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180] > > > Marsha, > > Since you are using OE with msnews you can find XP newsgroups > (for English readers) by pressing Ctrl-w and typing: c.w xp. > (including the final dot. <w>) > > > Good luck > > Robert Aldwinckle > --- > > >
  • 3. success at last installing updates
    I read the discussions and the suggestions for solving the problem of installing KB917149,KB917334,KB916518 security updates and decided to follow a combination of suggestions.The document (Article 884298) and instructions for re-creating the path of the original installation frightened me. Instead I burned a disc of documents as a precaution, then un-installed Office. I optimised and cleared space closed all programmes except Norton and re-installed Office. On the Office update I downloaded and installed updates one at a time and all were installed successfully. This worked for me - try it if you have genuine Microsoft Office Software
  • 4. updates don't install - solved!
    Robin Walker [MVP] wrote: > Thomas Frank < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote: > 1. In any Office 2003 application, pull down Tools, and select > "Detect and Repair" (it might require the Office installation CD-ROM). I did this and got an error message saying that the 'office source engine' (OSE) had not been started properly. I checked the window services and (don't ask me why) - this service was deactivated. I re-activated and - all updates work! Thanks a lot for your help!

Windows Update just keeps scanning

Postby PR » Wed, 12 May 2004 12:51:19 GMT

When i scan for updates windows completes the scanand lists all| updates and
drivers i need, however when i click on the| drivers or updates to view them
windows opens up an new| window and scans all over again, and continues to
do so| each time i click on the updates to view them.  any| ideas, thank you
very much.

Re: Windows Update just keeps scanning

Postby Jupiter Jones [MVP] » Wed, 12 May 2004 13:18:56 GMT

Disable your Discussion Bar in Internet Explorer:
1. On the "View" menu,point to "Explorer Bar".
3. Click "Discuss" to remove the check mark and disable this option.


Jupiter Jones  [MVP]

updates and
view them
continues to
thank you

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