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Windows XP Update problem



Hi all

I have a small problem regarding the online update feature with XP. I go to the update site, and download the 2 client programs (if it is the 1st i go to the site) and scan for updates. After the update scan is finished there are a few updates available. I select the updates i want (mainly the critical updates) and click "review and install".

the dialog box them pops up. normally in this box the EULA (End User Lincense Agreement) is there, but instead a "Page cannot be displayed" is there. So, i ignore that and click Accept to start the download, but none of the downloads actually download, they sit and hang for a few seconds, then it attempts the next download, and does the same thing, after it attempts all the downloads they are all marked as failed

some one please help.




I'm sorry Hal...
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I just had the same problem i think their
.download.windowsupdate.com server isn't working becuase when you try to look at the details fo the problem, nothing happens also.

I think its their problem not ours. best just to try it later on today


thx Khay, it was really bugging me becasuse i was forced to do a dredded format last night (/me shudders) oh well, i will try later on today or tomorrow


a lot of people report it as working, so I think it may be because of using a cracked winxp


Me to

Im having the same problems, mine started this year, last update I managed to get down was near the later part of Dec 2001.
Both my machines are doing it, so is my freinds.

Anyone got any bright idea's? is it a problem with MS? has anyone been able to get the latest security fixes?

You can go back to Windows Update and in the lower left, under "See Also" is a link to 'windows update catalog.' Go in there and select the updates you want, download and run them from your hard drive(s).


Yeah, can download loads of other stuff, even got down the XP power toys pack (18mb) so its not a problem there.
Loads of people on the newgroups are shouting about it as well. I cant even display the licence thing in the "Accept or Decline" windows before the download starts.
Looks like my XP is stuff.... think a 2k Pro install is due soon...
Well, i'm only like 150 miles or so from Redmond too. There might be some network problems getting it to download for you right now. I had the problem a couple times, just like your describing, and I just waited and kept going back until it worked.


Im a few 000's miles away.
Could just be some fun, everyones had a new PC for Xmas I bet....

Ill give it a week or to.

Cheers for the help.


i dont beleive that the distance from the client to the microsoft will have anything to do with it. i think it could be because of the following reasons:

- everybody has bought (the fools) Windows XP for xmas and are downloading the updates for it, thus hogging server bandwith

- the server its self could be down, but like many other people these problems have only just started happening

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