When you try to install updates by using the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive the following error message:
This problem may occur if Windows Update or Microsoft Update cannot read the update manifest.
To resolve this problem, rename the Spupdsvc.exe file, and then try to install the updates again. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- Copy the following text, paste it into the Run box, and then click OK or press ENTER:Cmd /c ren %WinDir%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old
- Try to install the updates again. If you still cannot install the updates, see the "References" section for information about how to contact Windows Update support or Microsoft Update support.
Article ID: 958040 - Last Review: Sep 29, 2008 - Revision: 1