It’s official! Since we all have been doing this forever, there is a change in the process when rebuilding systems with Windows XP SP3. (Yes, we still have to build/rebuild those systems)
It’s been confirmed that even though we do what we have always done, we are getting redirected to the KB article page for KB2497281.
Since we all like using the Windows Update website, that lets us pick and chose what updates we want and not wait for automatic updates to randomly update the system, we had to find a fix for this annoyance.
Here is the solution that worked for us:
- Open Command Prompt: Start -> Run… ->
- Stop Automatic Updates Service:
net stop wuauserv
- Register wups2.dll:
- Start Automatic Updates Service:
net start wuauserv
The SuperUser website has some other suggestions, however they didn’t work for us, maybe those will work for you if the above solution doesn’t.
“I can turn off windows updates and update myself…thanks” via The Computer Asset. Thanks Ja! for testing and helping confirm this fix.