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I am running W2K3, have Windows auto update enabled and things have been running smoothly for a long time, but the last time I have OK'ed to install downloaded updates all of them have failed.

Any ideas what to do?

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  1. First, close any opened Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Locate and empty the folder C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  3. Reboot and relaunch windows update
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When that happened to me, it was due to running out of disk space. I suggest checking your free disk space. If this is the problem, you might want to read the answers to "what is the best file utility cleanup tool for windows xp?".

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