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Old 01-02-02, 09:30 AM
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Computer will not accept Windows updates

I can't seem to do any Window updates from Microsoft. I tried a 'Browser enhancement' package and an IE6.0 update, but they fail every time at the exact same location each time(%). They don't really "Fail", but they just don't install past that point. I hit 'cnt/alt/del' to see if they stop responding, but they don't, they just sit at their respective install percentages.

Any clue??
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I have noticed this as well. The download simply fails from the Microsoft site.

Somehow I am not suprised.
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I had this problem a few days back. I needed about 5 files, but the same 2 kept failing.

After trying over and over again I finally got them!

So keep trying

If there a way to save it to disk from the site that may work better, but I have never tried it!
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You also might want to consider going to Updates.com for your Windows (as well as your other programs') updates. You download a small executeable to intstall (spyware free I might add) and it scans your system's config and suggests updates/patches - couldn't hurt to give it a shot. They also supply security patches (assuming you need any). I have also found it to be much more reliable that Windows Update (and since I am not using an "official" copy of XP, I have no choice but to avoid the Windows Update )

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