Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Sorry to raise the problems with Windows Update yet again. My own computer is up to date with the updates. However, my neighbour has been trying to update the Critical Updates for XP. They appear to download OK, but fail to install. Is there a problem with the Update Site?
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Nope the site is fine.

    Could you get Windows Update.log (in the windows directory) and examine it for error codes, that will help track down the exact reason why it is not installing the patch.
     
  3. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    you can try bigfix instead of the windowsupdate site and See if this is the problem>

    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.
     
  4. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Its not 0x800C0008, the patches are downloading therefore the site is accessable.

    Everyone rates this bigfix thing, think im going to have to take a look and critique it.
     
  5. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Maybe somone has a dodgy copy of XP?

    Kind of what you wrote is near the same as an article in help me section of a puter mag. The person had bought a second user PC from a boot fair and been sold a puter and a back up copy of XP disk.

    Maybe it's a dodgy copy.
     
  6. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    If its a licence issue windows update tells you so and does not let you download anything :)
     
  7. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Just going on what I read dude.

    Never had pirate wares myself, from what the user wrote it seemed like I was reading what the person wrote in net user mag.