Updating windows x p
The "half" is a file called "Windows Update.log" which doesn't seem to be used any longer.I checked four XP machines and in each case the file had almost no data and hadn't been updated in a long time.It turns out that Windows Update has 2.5 activity log files.In addition to the "update history", there are two plain text log files in the C:\WINDOWS folder.Update: A reader named Joseph pointed out that this is from an older version of Windows Update.(July 27, 2008) But the other log file, "Windows Update.log" is a gold mine of information (this file has no spaces in the name).It was included in the debugging information sent to Microsoft and revealed that my problem was an error 0x80004002.In my case, this debugging information proved critical.A Microsoft technician responded to my plea for help well within their 24 hour goal.
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In addition, a review of the update history (click on "Review your update history" in the left side gray stripe) showed no failures at all.
I had even checked the system event logs and come up empty.
My problem was particularly annoying because there was no error code, thus nothing to search the net for.
The error message simply referred to "a problem on your computer".