Joanna purchased a new MacBook Air several weeks ago and she decided that instead of using Boot Camp to run Windows, she’d use VMware Fusion. At some point, I think right after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Update stopped installing patches and would give an error message saying that it couldn’t install the patch and to retry. I tried updating both via the built in Windows Update utility and via Internet Explorer | Tools | Windows Update and both would fail.
It appears that I wasn’t the only person having this problem because there are a lot of threads on VMware’s forums with other people who are having problems installing Windows updates. Those threads were somewhat helpful, but it turns out the solution was pretty simple: download the latest version of Windows Update Agent.
Somehow, somewhere, the list of updates available got corrupt.
The last issue I have to fix with her VMware might be more difficult: VMware Fusion unrecoverable error on vcpu-0
There’s always something to fix, right?