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windows update down?

Elroy Jetson

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I just tried windows update, and got the following sceen. any ideas?


Windows Update Error

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Perris Calderon

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Political User
Originally posted by Elroy Jetson
have a look here. never seen this screen!
fist of all elroy, u r being punished by william gates for wasting so much space on your browser toolbar

go here

look for my post on getting your toolbar up to one line...i have a screenshot there for you 2 look at

when you have a proper toolbar, microsoft will give you more respect

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
Originally posted by dealer
fist of all elroy, u r being punished by william gates for wasting so much space on your browser toolbar
hey, hey, easy there! I use IE only for windowsupdate, nothing else! Therefore, I keep no bookmarks in IE at all (except for AVG for some reason).

I am a converted Firbird user (since the early phoenix days), and I need IE for the windows updates (or can you tell me how to get it to run in firbird?).

So don't start flaming me for my brower appearance, otherwise I will not post any more AVG updates for you! ;) ;) ;)

Cheers, EJ.

Perris Calderon

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ok, u got me there.

there is no other way 2 get live updates as of yet...but there is a mega download someone posted somewhere on this site.

c if u can find that with a search

Perris Calderon

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Originally posted by Alan
Hey dealer why is that thread closed?

me likes tweaks threads :)
hi allan...great 2 c u as always

I don't want that 2 get 2 hard 2 navigate like the origianl did.

if u ahve any tweaks u would like 2 c on the thread, pm them 2 me and I will add it with your name as a credit.

that goes for any 1 that gives me something 2 add 2 that thread


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Well I've gotten the same error message/screen for the last 3 days on a Windows 2000 system but any of the XP systems I try it works great. Up to now I had never seen that screen either but I saw it about an hour ago local time here in Az

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
the problem seems to have been rectified over at M$, now. have a look at http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/ . if the problem persists, try the following:

1. make sure you use the right language settings in your internet options

2. make sure your system time and date are correct.

3. delete all files in $WINDIR\Windows Update with the exception of iuhist.xml in the V4-subdirectory. also delete the browser cache.

4. if non of the above work, you might need to delete the Active-X controls. run this on the command line "REGSVR32 IUCTL.DLL /U" and the delete the files IUCTL.DLL and IUENGINE.DLL in c:\windows\system32\ and c:\windows\system32\dllcache\

any anywhere else you can find them on your system. Reboot, and it should work.

<advice taken from www.heise.de>

Cheers, EJ ;)

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