Friday, December 9, 2011

Windows Update issue-Prompting for Activex installation


If you face such situation where windows update unable to run and keep prompting for Activex control installation, you can follow the below steps.


1.
Register the following .dll files:
Jscript.dll
Msxml3.dll
Atl.dll
Wuapi.dll
Wuaueng.dll
Wuaueng1.dll
Wucltui.dll
Wups.dll
Wuweb.dll

To do this, follow these steps:

a.
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b.
At the command prompt, type cd %windir%\system32, and then press ENTER.
c.
Type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:
Regsvr32 Jscript.dll
Regsvr32 Msxml3.dll
Regsvr32 Atl.dll
Regsvr32 Wuapi.dll
Regsvr32 Wuaueng.dll
Regsvr32 Wuaueng1.dll
Regsvr32 Wucltui.dll
Regsvr32 Wups.dll
Regsvr32 Wuweb.dll
d.
Type exit, and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.
2.
Stop the Automatic Updates service and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). To do this, follow these steps:
a.
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
b.
In the list of services, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Properties.
c.
In the Automatic Updates Properties dialog box, click the General tab, click Stop, and then click OK.
d.
In the list of services, right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and then click Properties.
e.
In the Background Intelligent Transfer Service Properties dialog box, click the General tab, click Stop, and then click OK.
3.
Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder. To do this, follow these steps:
a.
Click Start, click Run, type %windir%, and then click OK.

Note The %windir% folder is the folder where you installed Microsoft Windows.
b.
Locate the SoftwareDistribution folder.
c.
Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
d.
Type OldSD, and then press ENTER.
4.
Start the Automatic Updates service and the BITS service. To do this, follow these steps:
a.
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
b.
In the list of services, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Properties.
c.
In the Automatic Updates Properties dialog box, click the General tab, click Start, and then click OK.
d.
In the list of services, right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and then click Properties.
e.
In the Background Intelligent Transfer Service Properties dialog box, click the General tab, click Start, and then click OK.
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