I have four computers in my house currently.
Of the four, two of them were built by me.
The only one that Can update windows and doesn't return an error is a Dell thats about 4+ years old.
The three that cannot update windows are all using Windows XP Home OEM, they are all legal copies and I have been able to update them up until about a month or so ago.
I goto Internet explorer, then to tools then to windows update, I am asked to install some active X control, which I download, it copies, but when it tries to install I get this error on all three custum built computers.
Now, windows firewall is off on all computers. All computers are attached to a router.
Linksys BEFSR41, its firmware is updated and I have used that same router for 2.5 + years and never had a problem using windows update. I even tried connecting my labtop to my modem without the router, it returned the same error..
I have used Microsoft baseline Security analyzer to get the updates indirectly because of this problem. But I still want to solve this problem...
Two computers are running AVG.
Two computers are running Symantec 10 Corporate.
All computers have Spybot Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster, adware SE Personnel.
Everything is updated and all computers are clean..