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Error Message: Setup cannot update your Windows XP files

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Author:
Ka Lung Lai MVP
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SUMMARY
When you try to install the security hot fixes on your Windows XP computer, it may appear an error message: Setup cannot update your Windows XP files because the language installed on your system is different from the update language
SYMPTOMS
Although you were downloaded the correct language of the security hot fixes for your Windows XP version, But you still can not install the hot fixes.
 
CAUSE
It may cause the regional settings of the Windows XP was configured incorrectly. 
RESOLUTION
Go to Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, configure the correct regional settings for your Windows XP computer and then install the security hot fixes again.
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Article ID: 555042 - Last Review: 02/18/2004 22:45:19 - Revision: 1.0

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
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