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Windows Update V5 problem

#1
ok i connect to windows update v5 and it updated and everything, then when its scanning for either scan option, express and custom i think? they come up with errors and i cannot view or download updates... anyone know anyhting about this?
 

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#2
Hmm...the error code doesn't reveal much.
Do you have a firewall installed? Does it work if the firewall is temporarily disabled or shutdown?
 

Xie

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#4
ok question #1 .. did you reboot after it installed v5 crap? I can't remember if I had that same error code but I did have an error and a reboot fixed it. If not click that "windows update troubleshooter" link and look for that error code in the top right. ;)
 

Xie

- geek -
#6
Yeah good M$ and there error codes. The one I got wasn't listed either but reboot fixed it so I'm not sure what else to do for ya. :( I did notice there was another v5 update last night so maybe try it again?
 
#7
I had the same problem and fixed it like this:

Get Hijack This, remove Windows Update from your registry wherever you find it in the scan. Go back to Windows Update, and it will load a fresh copy for you. Hope this works for you like it did for me!
 
#8
thanks unwonted it worked...i deleted the file and used windows update...and it went back to v4, installing the critical updates now..thanks again
 

jonwillpott

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#18
This v5 is doing my head in..I have three PC's - on two it works fine but on my main machine it doesn't!! Did a complete format/re-install and SP2 upgrade and it worked initially then it worked intermittently and now all I get is the opening screen say "Checking for latest software....." and nothing else happens and most options in left pane greyed out. What's happening???
 

jonwillpott

OSNN One Post Wonder
#19
Think I may have solved the above....it looks like it may be a programme called ReGet which is a file download manager....have uninstalled this and Update seems ok again. If anyone else has this programme would be interested to know if you are also having a problem to confirm my theory.
 

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