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HOWTO enforce WindowsXP security

There are dozens of reasons to abandon Windows XP (security, technical, …), but if you have no option, at least you can mitigate them by enabling the PosReady option and install all MS published security updates. Open Registry Editor and go to: HKLM\System\WPA\PosReady the add/edit the value ‘Install‘ as DWORD and set it to 1. Reboot, and run Windows Update by the following command line: … Continue reading HOWTO enforce WindowsXP security »

Updating Drivers for WU Catalog manually

Starting with Windows 10 Cumulative Update 1904, my notebook started a quite alarming series of BSOD. One of the many activities to solve the problem was to update vital drivers to the latest working version. One good source is the ‘Windows Update Catalog’ site. From here you can download any content distributed by Windows Update itself. One of these contents are the latest registered device … Continue reading Updating Drivers for WU Catalog manually »

HOWTO fix Windows Update error 0x80244019

On two of ‘my’ Windows Server 2008 r2, I had an update (KB2992611) that failed with the following error code: 0x80244019 In my investigations, I found the following procedure to fix the problem (in both cases). The Solution Open an Administrative Command Prompt. As a first step you have to stop Shadow Copy & Windows Update services, by the following commands: net stop wuauserv net … Continue reading HOWTO fix Windows Update error 0x80244019 »

HOWTO reset Windows Update client

In our lab, we had a few machines with different Windows Update problems. Some PCs don’t accept anything from our WSUS server, some others seem to have other problems that prevent Windows Update working. I ran the system and MS troubleshooters, but the problems weren’t solved. In all cases, the OSes seem to be healthy. Solution I had a long investigation phase, but I didn’t … Continue reading HOWTO reset Windows Update client »