Recently, , I wrote to advise about a current problem with doing Windows Updates if you reinstall WIndows XP. Subscriber Bruce has written back to tell how he solved this problem affecting him and others:
Have resolved my problem with svchost. Don’t know if it’ll work with others
After doing a clean install and automatic updates turned off, I reactivated XP by internet.
While re-installing programs I noticed the update icon in task bar. Clicked on it and showed an update for "Windows Genuine Authentication" download. Downloaded and installed. Back to installing programs again and update icon came on again.
This time downloaded and installed 141 updates. Automatic updates still turned off. Downloaded and installed all. Anyhow SVChost still at acceptable level. Turned "Automatic Upadte" back on, to notify when available.
Can now go to IE and check for Updates with no problems. Might be the key to reducing the svchost problem. Doing a clean install of XP, REACTIVE on line, before continuing.
That’s good news — easily solvable problem, although solvable via Windows Guine Advantage (anti-piracy) program.