In Windows XP with SP1, in Windows 2000 with SP3, and in previous versions of these products, you cannot install driver updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site

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Symptoms

When you try to install driver updates from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, the installation may not succeed. This is a problem if you are running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Window 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3), or previous versions of these products.

Cause

This problem may occur if you have lots of INF files in your %windir%\Inf folder. In this case, Windows incorrectly searches the whole INF folder for information about which drivers to update instead of searching only for currently installed drivers.

Resolution

Windows XP service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Windows XP hotfix information

To resolve this problem, install the 814033 Recommended Update from the following Windows Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
To deploy this update to multiple computers, administrators can download this update from the Microsoft Download Center, from the Windows Update Catalog, or from the Microsoft Update Catalog. If you want to obtain this update to install later on one computer or on more than one computer, search for this article ID number by using the Advanced Search Options feature in the Windows Update Catalog or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. For more information about how to download updates from the Windows Update Catalog, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
323166 How to download updates that include drivers and hotfixes from the Windows Update Catalog
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download
Download the 814033 package now.

Release Date: March 5, 2003

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer to complete the installation of this update.

Setup switches

  • /? Display the list of installation switches.
  • /u Unattended mode.
  • /f Force other programs to quit when the computer shuts down.
  • /n Do not back up files for removal.
  • /o Overwrite OEM files without prompting.
  • /z Do not restart when installation is complete.
  • /q Quiet mode (no user interaction).
  • /l List installed hotfixes.
  • /x Extract the files without running the Setup program.

File information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   31-Jan-2003  17:20  5.1.2600.109      238,080  Newdev.dll    
				
Windows XP Professional SP1, Windows XP Home Edition SP1, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   31-Jan-2003  21:46  5.1.2600.1164     238,080  Newdev.dll       
				
Note Because of file dependencies, this update may contain additional files.

Windows 2000 service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack

Windows 2000 hotfix information

To resolve this problem, install the 814033 Recommended Update from the following Windows Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
To deploy this update to multiple computers, administrators can download this update from the Microsoft Download Center, the Windows Update Catalog, or the Microsoft Update Catalog. If you want to obtain this update to install later on one computer or on more than one computer, search for this article ID number by using the Advanced Search Options feature in the Windows Update Catalog or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. For more information about how to download updates from the Windows Update Catalog, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
323166 How to download updates that include drivers and hotfixes from the Windows Update Catalog

Windows 2000

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download
Download the 814033 package now.

Windows 2000 NEC

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Download
Download the 814033 package now. Release Date: March 12, 2003

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer to complete the installation of this update.

Setup switches

  • /? Display the list of installation switches.
  • /u Unattended mode.
  • /f Force other programs to quit when the computer shuts down.
  • /n Do not back up files for removal.
  • /o Overwrite OEM files without prompting.
  • /z Do not restart when installation is complete.
  • /q Quiet mode (no user interaction).
  • /l List installed hotfixes.
  • /x Extract the files without running the Setup program.

File information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   19-Feb-2003  17:26  5.0.2195.6666     113,936  Newdev.dll     
				
Note Because of file dependencies, this update may contain additional files.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Windows XP

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Windows 2000

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

More information

For more information about Windows Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com

Properties

Article ID: 814033 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 13.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Update
Keywords: 
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