Automatic Updates Win XP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Charlie Evans, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Automatic updates downloaded and attempted to install a Lucent Modem Driver
    Update but the update failed. It keeps trying to install and after about 6
    or 8 times is quits. I am not sure if it will come back again or not, but
    the Microsoft Help Desk implied that the problem was with the computer and
    not the update. When you click on the update failed icon, the following
    error code is shown 0x80070103. There is not an update number with the
    update. My neighbor has the same problem with the same update with the
    same error code. How to overcome this problem or erase the downloaded
    upgrade would be greatly appreciated. The downloaded upgrade does not show
    up in Add and Remove Programs, I assume since it did not install. Is it
    stored in a accessible file that it can be deleted from or does it just sit
    there and do no harm? What to do??
    Thanks, I have received a great deal of help from this site in the past and
    am sure I will be back again....Thanks again
    Charlie
     
    Charlie Evans, Sep 17, 2005
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  2. Charlie Evans

    Plato Guest

    Charlie Evans wrote:
    >
    > Automatic updates downloaded and attempted to install a Lucent Modem Driver
    > Update but the update failed. It keeps trying to install and after about 6


    Is your modem working at all? If it is, then it's big mistake to
    download a modem driver from the MS update site.

    > or 8 times is quits. I am not sure if it will come back again or not, but
    > the Microsoft Help Desk implied that the problem was with the computer and
    > not the update. When you click on the update failed icon, the following
    > error code is shown 0x80070103. There is not an update number with the
    > update. My neighbor has the same problem with the same update with the
    > same error code. How to overcome this problem or erase the downloaded
    > upgrade would be greatly appreciated. The downloaded upgrade does not show
    > up in Add and Remove Programs, I assume since it did not install. Is it
    > stored in a accessible file that it can be deleted from or does it just sit
    > there and do no harm? What to do??
    > Thanks, I have received a great deal of help from this site in the past and
    > am sure I will be back again....Thanks again
    > Charlie


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    Plato, Sep 17, 2005
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  3. Charlie Evans

    FML Guest

    Charlie Evans wrote:
    > Automatic updates downloaded and attempted to install a Lucent Modem Driver
    > Update but the update failed. It keeps trying to install and after about 6
    > or 8 times is quits. I am not sure if it will come back again or not, but
    > the Microsoft Help Desk implied that the problem was with the computer and
    > not the update. When you click on the update failed icon, the following
    > error code is shown 0x80070103. There is not an update number with the
    > update. My neighbor has the same problem with the same update with the
    > same error code. How to overcome this problem or erase the downloaded
    > upgrade would be greatly appreciated. The downloaded upgrade does not show
    > up in Add and Remove Programs, I assume since it did not install. Is it
    > stored in a accessible file that it can be deleted from or does it just sit
    > there and do no harm? What to do??
    > Thanks, I have received a great deal of help from this site in the past and
    > am sure I will be back again....Thanks again
    > Charlie
    >
    >
    >

    Typically not a good idea to do "hardware" upgrades from the Windows
    Update site. If you *need* to update your modem drivers for some reason,
    go to your modem or system's manufacturer site for drivers. Question is:
    Is there something wrong with your modem's operation?
     
    FML, Sep 18, 2005
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  4. Thank you Plato and FML..... As I stated Have the bugger set to Auto update
    and it does just that. Now where do I go to see what it has downloaded to
    decide what I want to install and not Install? Lesson learned here. Turn
    off Auto Updates, that way can do an express or custom manually and "Select"
    what I want to install....Bad habit, little icon in the task bar says that
    there are programs ready to install, just click on me........exactly what I
    usually do, but no more.

    Did not have a problem with the modem, but Windows thought that they would
    do an update for it just the same.. Thanks again to Plato and FML for the
    prompt response...
    Charlie
     
    Charlie Evans, Sep 18, 2005
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  5. Charlie Evans

    FML Guest

    Charlie Evans wrote:
    > Thank you Plato and FML..... As I stated Have the bugger set to Auto update
    > and it does just that. Now where do I go to see what it has downloaded to
    > decide what I want to install and not Install? Lesson learned here. Turn
    > off Auto Updates, that way can do an express or custom manually and "Select"
    > what I want to install....Bad habit, little icon in the task bar says that
    > there are programs ready to install, just click on me........exactly what I
    > usually do, but no more.
    >
    > Did not have a problem with the modem, but Windows thought that they would
    > do an update for it just the same.. Thanks again to Plato and FML for the
    > prompt response...
    > Charlie
    >
    >

    I set Auto Nofitication "on" so that I know when there are updates
    available but I *always* install them myself and then only "critical"
    stuff, never hardware. There are some non-critical things that you may
    want to update periodically (like Directx, WinMediaPlayer, .NET) but
    those should be looked at one by one to see if you really need or want them.

    You should be OK with that modem update. The fact that it keeps trying
    to reinstall tells you it never "took".
     
    FML, Sep 18, 2005
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  6. Charlie Evans

    Plato Guest

    Charlie Evans wrote:
    >
    > Did not have a problem with the modem, but Windows thought that they would
    > do an update for it just the same.. Thanks again to Plato and FML for the
    > prompt response...


    A drunk hit my car while it was parked in front of my house. All
    cosmetic damage ie bent fender, hood, broken headlights, etc. The car
    was still perfectly drivable.

    So I bring it in the the body shop and they put "front end allignment"
    on the ticket and I said "NO! Please dont mess with that!" This was the
    first car I ever had with a perfect allignment and I know that if they
    messed with it it'd never be the same.
     
    Plato, Sep 18, 2005
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  7. Charlie Evans

    Plato Guest

    FML wrote:
    >
    > You should be OK with that modem update. The fact that it keeps trying
    > to reinstall tells you it never "took".


    Which is why he can still get online :)
     
    Plato, Sep 18, 2005
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