Can't get Windows updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Lonesomepicker@optonline.net, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Guest

    I've been trying all day to get Windows Critical Updates. earlier, I
    couldn't even get a connection, although everything else I tried to
    connect to worked, so it's not my cable connection. Now, I connect,
    but the download won't start. Anyone else experiencing this? There's
    12 critical updates I need and can't get them. After I give up waiting
    and try to close out of Help and Support, I have to ctrl-alt-del to
    close Help and Support. It says the program is not responding. Any
    help appreciated as always.
    , Mar 5, 2004
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  2. Unk Guest

    On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 20:02:48 -0500, wrote:

    >I've been trying all day to get Windows Critical Updates. earlier, I
    >couldn't even get a connection, although everything else I tried to
    >connect to worked, so it's not my cable connection. Now, I connect,
    >but the download won't start. Anyone else experiencing this? There's
    >12 critical updates I need and can't get them. After I give up waiting
    >and try to close out of Help and Support, I have to ctrl-alt-del to
    >close Help and Support. It says the program is not responding. Any
    >help appreciated as always.


    Try the simplest approach first.

    1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options,
    click Connections, click LAN Settings. Uncheck "Automatically
    Detect Settings" and "Use Automatic configuration script"

    2. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options. Click the
    "General" tab, Under "Temporary Internet Files", click the "Delete Files"
    button, check the box, "Delete all offline content", "OK". After it
    finishes, click the "Settings" button and lower the amount of disk space to
    use to 20 Meg. Click "OK", "Apply". That will increase your hard drive
    space by how much was in that folder. I've seen it well over a gig. Folders
    that big are prone to crosslinked files. Clear it weekly, or sooner,
    especially if IE starts acting funny.

    Reboot and try again.

    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    or
    https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp


    Windows Update Troubleshooter
    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

    Problems When Viewing or Downloading From Windows Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q193385
    Unk, Mar 5, 2004
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  3. Plato Guest

    Plato, Mar 5, 2004
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