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Saturday, December 09, 2006

PSA

This is a public service announcement for those using windows who find themselves not being able to run windows/Microsoft update anymore after they install a "critical" update and windows complains with this error: "Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer..." The error also gives the user the option to "register or reinstall" the needed files for Microsoft update to work again. However, upon choosing that option, nothing is fixed and you're back to where you started with the same error message. And no matter how many times you try to "register or reinstall" the needed files, Microsoft update refuses to work and loops back to the same error. Luckily, there is a solution to get yourself out of this infinite loop of register or die Microsoft update error message. The solution is to re-register Microsoft's XML parser dll file. To do so, close out of every other program and simply click on 'start' and then 'run'. In the run field that pops up, type in "regsvr32 msxml3.dll" without the quotes and press enter. Restart your machine, and once your machine comes back up, you should have no problem running Microsoft update anymore. The infinite loop is now broken. Enjoy!

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