Having Probs D/l Updates From Microsoft!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by original delboy, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Hi i am having probs downloading the updates from microsofts site..when i have had my pc scanned it comes up with 4 critical updates..and when i select them it stars to download them then i get download unsuccesful..?

    what is happening...there are driver updates on there as well which i can d/l too!

    Windows XP Application Compatibility Update
    Windows XP Update Package, October 25, 2001
    Microsoft Virtual Machine
    Update for CD Burners
    Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

    tried these but no joy! any suggestions.. i need to sort my java applet out too..as when going to sites with java on i am having probs.

    thx
     
  2. I suffered similar problems, try this to work around the problem;

    Go to Windows-update.

    From the left hand menu select 'Personalize Windows Update'.

    Select 'Display Link to Windows Update Cataloge'.

    Select 'Windows Update Cataloge'.

    Select 'Find updates for Microsoft Windows operating systems'

    Select your operating system from the menu, search.

    Choose your 'critical' or 'recommended' or 'driver' updates.

    Select your required updates.

    Save the downloads to a folder and run them at your leisure...

    Hope this helps...
     
  3. HI there Maximum i have tried but no luck...this is what i done..


    Go to Windows-update...(start program)

    From the left hand menu select 'Personalize Windows Update'.

    Select 'Display Link to Windows Update Cataloge'.

    Select 'Find updates for Microsoft Windows operating systems...(can't find this)

    I have tried and tried but no luck...its not doing them just comes back in red writting saying unsuccesful...

    plz help guys
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Wrong link... you need to select 'Windows Update Catalog'... then the other steps.
     
  5. Cheers pal..i will try laters as im at wrk at the moment and post back!
     
  6. Lonman: And how does he display the link to the catalog?
     
  7. xflower

    xflower Guest

  8. aceselect

    aceselect Guest

    Downlaoding Updates

    I too was having problems, found this on an earlier post, tried it and it works ok now:

    Add the following to your "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" file:

    207.46.106.80 www.download.windowsupdate.com