SP2 will not download....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    OK - I have a CD on order and I'm sure a friend will bung one my way soon....

    but during this thread I tried to donwload the network version of SP2 - both with the Mozilla donwload manager and then after that failed three times with IE - every time it fails to complete the download. I'm starting to get paranoid about my ISP or something strange - anyone any ideas?

    Just another one of those things I would like to tidy up - no biggie.
     
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  3. frogg_mann

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    Microsoft Tech Flash

    Microsoft TechNet Flash
    Volume 6, Issue 19 : September 2004



    TechNet Flash is a free newsletter packed with the latest
    information

    From the Editor
    More Time to Prepare for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Hello frogg,

    Although some administrators may be wondering why their peers
    apparently haven't planned ahead, Microsoft has responded to
    customer requests for another extension before Windows XP SP2 is
    automatically delivered to computers as a critical update.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    TechNet Flash readers may recall the early August release of an
    SP2 Blocker tool to help IT pros better manage the update by
    setting a Windows registry key that instructs the system to skip
    downloading and installing SP2 for 120 days while still allowing
    other critical updates. Last week, the Microsoft SP2 team
    announced that it has doubled that period to 240 days. The
    blocking mechanism will prevent Automatic Updates and Windows
    Update from delivering SP2 to Windows-based computers until
    April 12, 2005.

    (name witheld)
    Editor

    I just copied this from my TechNet site. ??? Could be the reason for the all the trouble.no? frogg_mann :mad:
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Man, you seem to be having some seriously bad luck with anything related to SP2.
    As Lee suggested, try downloading the full installation package. Hopefully you're on a broadband connection.

    @frogg_mann: The SP2 automatic update is delayed only if the SP2 blocker tool mentioned in that story is specifically used on a system.
     
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    Your right I read it wrong. my apologies, frogg_mann
     
  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    yeah, thanks anyway Frogg - I am on Broadbeans indeed Netryder - and will take up that link shortly.... just hope something finally works for me. Luckily I can smile about this - it is only a Duron after all, I am using it to upgrade the 333 MHz 98SE machine which has sacrificed it's dongle and left my net for my three year old daughter to have "fun" with....

    so - not mission critical, but something I intend to fix one way or another.
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    bugger! :angry: :mad: that's the exact link that has timed out on me four or five times already - I knew what I was trying to do and that is the download I was after in the first place ( the fact I could not complete it is the only reason I tried auto update after my reformat!)

    Think I'll go and flash the BIOS just for the hell of it - if I am lucky it will kill this ****ty Duron 20 GB rig and put me out of my misery!
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    this is weird - seriously - I downloaded the flash file to the desktop on the Duron then started a d/l of the whole SP2 for the hell of it - so far it is up to 35% (farther than ever before)..... and to add to the weirdness IE has crashed when trying to refresh the BIOS d/l source page (but being used to IE crashed I have left that hang whilst the SP2 d/l continues, of course)

    What to make of this?

    IMHO the DURON machine is ****ting itself about the BIOS flash I am about to inflict and has decided to play ball and allow the downloading of the entire shebang of SP2....

    I will let you know if it accepts it eventually - or if it is consigned to FreeBSD'dom...

    (Up to 40% now more than on any previous attempt!)
     
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    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    nope - stalled at 250 mB of the 266 required! :mad: >>> goes to your link to try again while I push up the ZZZzzs
     
  11. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    link failed again - but DCC of pre-release from Xie worked! Thanks a lot xBaSeD!
     
  12. Xie

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    haha w0rd :)
     
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