There are several reasons why updates may not install from a corrupted update engine (addressed in previous updates) to services that are set "off" in your registry to problems with Internet Explorer.

The folks at MS will walk you through the repair process.

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Windows XP was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001 and to the public on October 25, 2001.

Windows XP is preceded by both Windows 2000 and Windows Me. The most recent version of Windows is Windows 10 which was released on July 29, 2015.

The logical processor limit is 32 for 32-bit versions of Windows XP and 64 for 64-bit versions.

The most recent service pack for Windows XP is Service Pack 3 (SP3) which was released on May 6, 2008.

Using this feature, you can easily upgrade to a higher edition without loosing your data and installed programs.

In this guide, we will show you how to upgrade your Windows 7 Home Premium edition to Professional.

April 8, 2014 was the last day Microsoft issued security and non-security updates to Windows XP.

With the operating system no longer being supported, Microsoft suggests that users upgrade to the newest version of Windows.

While the above hardware will get Windows running, Microsoft actually recommends a 300 MHz or greater CPU, as well as 128 MB of RAM or more, for the best experience in Windows XP.