I need help I has been over 6 months since I've been able to do the system check for updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Marc, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Marc

    Marc Guest

    from Microsoft. I've tried all the stuff from the Knowledge base searched
    the net for anything and they all come back to the same thing. Any

    Marc, Jul 25, 2005
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    old jon Guest

    I assume you`re trying to update your windows OS. If you are then go to the
    MS update site, not the KB site.
    best wishes..OJ
    old jon, Jul 25, 2005
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    MrGrumpy Guest

    So what exactly happens when you click on winupdate?
    MrGrumpy, Jul 25, 2005
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    Marc Guest

    I get this message:

    "Software Update Incomplete

    The Windows Update software did not update successfully. Below are some
    suggestions to help you proceed:
    You may have clicked No when prompted to accept the Trust Certificate. To
    allow the Windows Update site software to install, click Yes when presented
    with the Security Warning dialog box.
    Your Internet Explorer security settings may be set too high. To install the
    updated software and access Windows Update, Internet Explorer security must
    be set to medium or lower, and active scripting and the download and
    initialization of ActiveX controls must be enabled.

    Note These are the default settings for Internet Explorer. For more
    information about Internet Explorer security and instructions on how to
    change your security settings, read Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article

    Were these suggestions helpful? Send us your feedback.

    Try Again"

    And I've done everything that they recommend - I just tried it again. I
    sort of ironic that you have to "compromise" your security settings to mkae
    the "MS" site work.

    Marc, Jul 25, 2005
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    MrGrumpy Guest

    Use disk clean up, to delete all temp files, IE cookies etc
    Go to start/winupdate, select three only
    See if that helps
    MrGrumpy, Jul 25, 2005
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    MrGrumpy Guest

    PS Meant to say, it might also be an idea to run an online AV scan, eg
    MrGrumpy, Jul 25, 2005
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    Dave Lear Guest

    in message
    It's a long-shot, but when WinXP came out lots of people recommended
    disabling some of its services to speed it up. Doing so with some services
    can stop WindowsUpdate from working




    That'll open up the Services snap-in for the MMC (Microsoft Management
    Console). In the list of services find Background Intelligent Transfer
    Service (BITS). Ensure the start-up type for BITS is set to Manual, not
    Dave Lear, Jul 25, 2005
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    Marc Guest

    I'm not even getting that far! I just got done doing all that and I still
    get the same method.

    Marc, Jul 25, 2005
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    Martik Guest

    I never do updates for the sake of updating anymore, just get behind a
    router, install decent AV and spyware and use common sense. Unless there is
    a particular problem or feature you need, it's a waste of time IMO.
    Martik, Jul 25, 2005
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