windows update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by 4widdy, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. 4widdy

    4widdy Guest

    I may have missed it...........when I scan for updates everything goes ok .........select download .....the download box just hangs........it says preparing for download.........tried restart .not been able to update for over 2 weeks........4widdy
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    A couple of things to try>

    Windows Update - Error

    If you cannot update XP check your c:\windows\windows update.log. If you have this error: Error 0x800C0008 then go to Tools\internet options\languages. You must have one language selected. Boom windows update works again!

    Or for LAN settings

    Go to control panel, open up Internet Options\Connections. Click on the Lan Settings button at the bottom right of the window. Untick Automatically detect settings.
     
  3. 4widdy

    4widdy Guest

    Thanx for reply............tried this from the searches before....this is the update log latest.............
    """2002-10-06 10:31:07 09:31:07 Success IUENGINE Determining machine configuration
    2002-10-06 10:31:07 09:31:07 Success IUENGINE Querying software update catalog from https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/consumerdrivers/getmanifest.asp
    2002-10-06 10:31:12 09:31:12 Success IUENGINE Querying software update catalog from https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp"""
    I have the [windows update- - web page log] box
    preparing to download...........................it just hangs there
    (tried lan settings)

    :confused:
    anybody got other suggestions
    thanx 4widdy
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Have you disabled the service

    Automatic Updates ????
     
  5. 4widdy

    4widdy Guest

    No .;) but something may have ..where is it????????
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Right click my computer/properties/automatic updates. Mine is unticked & update works OK.
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Start / run / type in the box " services "

    scroll down to Automatic Updates

    this will need to be set to Automatic

    if its not right click on it & choose properties

    in the drop down box select Automatic

    Apply
    OK
     
  8. 4widdy

    4widdy Guest

    Right tried.........Start / run / type in the box " services "
    nothing happens .......(enter does nothing)..........
    right click my computer..........automatic updates section.......
    message immediately under the buttons ........
    "The Windows Update Service is unavailable"..........I cannot change anything in that window (as if the window is disabled) :confused: thanx for your help though I'll keep searching for an answer....4widdy
     
  9. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Does Windows Update hang on the installation of the most recent critical update?
     
  10. 4widdy

    4widdy Guest

    Yes ......there were 2........ one can be downloaded elsewhere..but the vm java 5.1mb can only be downloaded from there :mad: .......4widdy