Downloading updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Zaphod, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Guest

    When I got my new computer last week, I got online and checked for
    updates to windows and my antivirus/spyware software (Norton internet
    security). I did download some but I am not sure if I got all the
    needed updates.

    Now I want to go back in and check that I got all the updates but when
    I log on (I use AOL) and I bring up either the Windows update or the
    Norton update, the computer won't load the update page for either one.

    When I log off and try to shut the computer down, it takes a long time
    for shutdown. After several minutes, a window pops up that shows one of
    the AOL files or programs is shutting down. A few minutes later,
    another window pops up and shows another AOL file or program is
    shutting down.

    I am wondering if this is a problem with the browser, windows update
    software or possibly even the firewall or something else.

    Suggestions anybody?

    Thanks, David
     
    Zaphod, Dec 31, 2005
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    philo Guest


    try going directly to the windows update site...
    if you hit the start button...there should be an update tab near the very
    top


    btw: you really should consider getting rid of AOL...
    you pay more ...& all you get in return is more problems
     
    philo, Dec 31, 2005
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  3. Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Dec 31, 2005
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  4. Get rid of AOHell
     
    Steve and Debs, Dec 31, 2005
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  5. Zaphod

    Zaphod Guest

    It's not there. When I go into windows update I have to open the
    control panel and click on windows update or open Internet Explorer and
    open it through the tools tab.
    I have been meaning to do that. I have already opened an email account
    through hotmail. I am thinking of trying PeoplePC or NetZero.

    I think for a small fee, I can check a hotmail email account using
    Outlook. That way, If I don;t like an ISP, I can change without
    screwing my e-mail address.

    Thanks, David
     
    Zaphod, Dec 31, 2005
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  6. Zaphod

    Zaphod Guest

    The firewall was activated. I started getting questions abuot what
    software to allow access to the internet as soon as I tried to sign on.

    Thanks, David
     
    Zaphod, Dec 31, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In philo spewed forth:
    In WinXP you have to click on Start, then All programs, and then Windows
    Update is at the top of that list.
     
    Toolman Tim, Dec 31, 2005
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