Windows Update Prob

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fish2198, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I got one of my computers that for the past many months will not complete downloading updates from the Windows update site.

    I am running Windows WP Pro Home Ed. (without SP2)

    When I go to the sight and select the updates to install and go to the install updates all it does is download, download and download some more.

    Right now it says I am downloading like 1,200 MB. And if I leave the update site and come back later it picks up where it left off.

    Is there some way for me to clean out what is already downloaded or get it to start clean.

    I tried searching for a large file or a recently modified file and could not find anything that looked like it could be a temporary file with no luck. (Looked for hidden files too).

    I even went to the Windows Update problem FAQ section and that did not seem to discrible my problem.

    I do not get any error messages with the download.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    First, You can't have XP Pro home ed. You have either XP Home or XP Pro.

    2nd, I suggest you download the network installer for SP2 and install that and then try using windows update.
     
  3. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    OK, it's Win XP Pro.

    Where do I get the network installer for SP2.

    And do I really want to install SP2. Have all the bugs been worked out of it?
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    The other thing you might want to consider is downloading Windows Installer 3.1 and the latest version of BITS then go to http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate

    The new Microsoft Update combines updates for all major Microsoft applications including Windows, Office (XP and 2003), SQL, etc.