Windows xp sp3 not updating
I don't use Automatic Updates, but if you do, and find the yellow shield never goes away, you may be experiencing this problem.To see, try running Windows Update manually from the website to insure it can install patches.In addition to the "update history", there are two plain text log files in the C:\WINDOWS folder.The "half" is a file called "Windows Update.log" which doesn't seem to be used any longer.
To make it easier for customers to get these updates and enhancements, Microsoft periodically combines them into a single package, and makes that package available for all Windows customers.
While consumers are conditioned to call their hardware manufacturer for technical support, Microsoft offers free support for Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, IE7 and Windows Update.
Support for SP3 and IE7 is offered on the phone (866-234-6020), although, I had The best way to do this is with Internet Explorer on the computer with the problem.
It was included in the debugging information sent to Microsoft and revealed that my problem was an error 0x80004002.
The Fix Windows Update was resuscitated with the oldest trick in the book, re-installing the software.