Windows Update Erratic

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by melon, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Anyone else been having these problems lately?

    I don't know if it is because M$ is having server problems, but it has crashed over half of the time today, and, after repeated tries, I *finally* got my updates. If XP weren't just as prone to corruption and slowness as the rest of the Windows versions, I wouldn't have had to reformat and reload Windows in the first place. :rolleyes:

    Melon
     
  2. gate1975mlm

    gate1975mlm Guest

    Windows Update Problems Yes!

    Yes I am having the same problem! Windows Update has been really bad the last few weeks for me.
     
  3. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Well, it is weird, considering that I downloaded them all the night before perfectly! I'm wondering if daytime traffic is the problem? Or if I have a corrupted ActiveX for Windows Update?

    Melon
     
  4. stuy_b

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  5. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Hrm...don't know what changed, but it is working great for me now.

    Melon
     
  6. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    melon - sorry to hear you are having problems with Windows update - however I have to disagree with you on your comment about XP being prone to corruption and slowness. I have found that normally most of the problems are caused by the idiot pushing the buttons (me ):D

    Some of us found we can make our life easier by using Windows catalog to download and save all the windows updates and have them available on a CD or a separate partition for reinstallation without having to use Windows Update (to download them again) after a reformat/reinstall!

    Now I'll tell ya a secret - I have those downloads waiting on a cd -if I ever need them. I have gone since Feb 8, 2002 without a BSOD and of course no need to reformat/reinstall!

    So XP is prone to corruption and slowness?? In my humble opinion, as long as I do not mess XP up - it works fine!;)
     
  7. XP Abuser

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    yep totally true mate xp is the best os for stability i got the same prob with windows update right now but im gonna give your method a go cuz i want to archive the updates (just In Case)
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yep, nothing wrong with xp. It's what we do to it that kills it. :eek: