Windows Update problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by melty, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. melty

    melty Guest

    It just started today.

    I went into IE and clicked on windows update...

    It goes to the website like normal.

    then it says "New Windows Update Software Required"

    and "The Windows Update site has been updated. To update your version of the software and begin using Windows Update, click Update Now"

    so I click on the button....

    and it says " downloading and installing the updated software"
    and then, it comes right back to the first page I saw

    is this happening to anybody else???


    using XP with SP1
  2. jdeedle

    jdeedle Guest

    i've been having trouble for ages with the update site i don't what the problem is but when i go there it's like i'm stuck in a loop
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    do you have non priated serials installed with xp because that might do it i know that the fckgw serial gets different updates taht screw it all up
  5. melty

    melty Guest

    this just started with me today though.

    when did it start wit you guys?

    I wonder if microsoft knows about this???

  6. melty

    melty Guest

    I dont have the fckgw serial
  7. psychic51

    psychic51 Guest

    I used the link in the first post to access MS Windows update. Yes it did ask me to download new software to use the site. It downloaded two packages. Then it worked like it should. There was one update which was new to me.

    I had a similar problem a while ago. I downloaded the update packages from the site after I reloaded windows. Something went wrong in the installation, and I couldn't access any updates. System restore didn't fix it. I had to start over.

    I hope you can figure something else out.

    Windows update is handy, but it isn't the only MS resource to get updates. This link is mostly for corporate customers who distribute things across allot of systems. As far as I know you can download anything that's on the Windows Update site.

    By the way I'm using Win XP - SP1
  8. melty

    melty Guest

    SCREW the windows update website....

    I just turned on the automatic updates, and had it set to notify me when they are available...

    we'll see if they Dl this way...

    boy, that update page is a sure easy way to keep a stupid person BUSY :D

  9. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

    Adelaide, Australia
    I had exactly the same problem today, for the first time ever, and I have a legal copy of XP pro.

    Run Windowsupdate again, and when the screen appears and asks you of you trust M$, tick the box "always trust". That did it for me, although I have always been hesitant to "always trust" M$...

    good luck, EJ
  10. melty

    melty Guest

    see, now here is sumthin different, that box came up the FIRST time, and i pressed always trust.....

    never came up again, and I get stuck in a NEVER ending LOOP...

    I will never TRUST them again :)

  11. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    When i go to it it loads but nothing comes up and then the screen disappears
  12. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

    I had the same problem yesterday. getting into a continuous loop. Today I lowered my Security Settings, and tried again. Got a message saying Microsoft were updating my system, then a message to reboot. After that the Update Site worked fine.
  13. TR!GG3R

    TR!GG3R Guest

    read the post decided to try myself and yes i got the 2 prompts to d/l the things did that and it worked no probs but is M$ releasing V5 this month or sumit :s
  14. Kellog

    Kellog Guest

    I believe it was a problem they were aware of. Many others had posted the problem in the windows update page in the microsoft communities. I had the same problem, but today it works fine and I havent changed anything, so I reckon they solved it.
  15. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

    the same problem here! I have not faced this before!
    I think it's related to firewall/proxy settings in IE because I am not running my ISP's proxy.
  16. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

    Petal, Mississippi
    Me too - I tried it today and got the same result as TR!GG3R !

    I downloaded one Critical and one Recommended update, rebooted and all went well.

    I then went back and checked Windows Update and all worked just like it is supposed to!

    Must have been something funky on their end yesterday!:p
  17. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

  18. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    theone had the same prob btw.....:p
  19. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    worked A OK yesterday when the default hite (non https) broke.
  20. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    my windows update page still disappears