Windows Update Agent could not be updated because regsvr32.exe returned an error
1) What Service Pack level is XP now on ? (SP1, SP2, SP3 )
2) What is the installed antivirus/security suite; is it's subscription current; when was the last time the system was scanned for the presence of malware ?
The error may be an indication that the installed security software is incompatible with the updating of the Windows Update Agent (WUA) or that malware may be present. Suggest you first
configure a Clean boot of XP
After you've restarted the system to the Clean boot state, open Windows Firewall in the Control Panel
IF a 3rd party firewall was being used and ensure that the native XP firewall is now On. The system must be connected to the internet when the Fixit is run in it's Aggressive mode, which is the mode that you
should run it in.
Once you know that the Windows Firewall is On , run MicrosoftFixit50202.msi. Restart when it finishes it's operation and leave the system in the Clean boot state for now. Click the Windows Update link on the Start Menu or
open Internet Explorer and click Tools, Windows Update.
Can the system update now ?
Remember to undo the Clean boot stepsonce you're done with the above.
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