If you are using Windows XP you will know how important it is to ensure that you are current with your updates and Service Packs.
This is because many times there are issues that are identified after the previous versions are released and are fixed, which is usually what is released in the Service Packs or patches. Microsoft always advises to keep your updates on automatic so you will have the updates as soon as they are released.
There are times that you will encounter issues when attempting to update the Service Packs such as error code 0X87ff054f. This is an error message that is pretty specific to the update of Windows XP Service Pack 3 updates.
If you are encountering this issue continue to read below and you will find out the cause of this issue as well as what can be done to fix the problem and get rid of the annoyance of error message 0X87ff054f.
Many times when the error message 0X87ff054f appears the error message will display more information such as a reference to an internal error that has occurred or that there could be an issue with the BITS system; which is the Background Intelligent transfer Service.
If these are the error messages that are being displayed when attempting to update the service pack on your system then just follow these instructions and it should resolve the issue that is creating the 0X87ff054f error message:
1. Click on the Start icon on the Windows Toolbar
2. Select the Run option
3. Type Services.msc and press Enter
4. Try to find any information or text relating to the Automatic Update services on the system.
5. If you can find the service and it has not started then you can tell the system to start the task.
6. You will also want to set the task to automatic updates for future reference, so you can avoid 0X87ff054f errors and other issues.
7. Click on Apply and then ok.
Please note that if you do not feel comfortable doing this there are other options in terms of resolving the 0X87ff054f error messages. The first thing that can be done to try to fix the 0X87ff054f yourself is to run a full system scan of a registry cleaner as many times there will be issues within your registry that can create other problems and in turn make 0X87ff054f errors appear.
The other option is to take the computer system into a technician; however this is the most costly way to fix the 0x87ff054f errors on your system.