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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Windows Update not working

    I did a clean install of XP Home....went to Win Update to get all the updates & after it scanned said no available for my computer , thats odd since I need them all. So I went to update center with my other comp. that has all updates but a few that I always leave out....says no available updates.....also I can't view my installation History , it's Grayed out what the heck !

    Both My comps are legit XP & legit WPA so is Windows Update down ? or did some how I get on BlackList

    Thanks for your time

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    That happened to me once after a fresh install. I shutdown IE and tried again but the story was the same. When I tried the next day it worked fine. Perhaps it was the restart that helped?

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Well I wish that was it , but this is the 4th day & no luck maybe I'll have to dig through the download center and do manually

    Thanks

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    Fastgame,
    Did the update site prompt you to update the the windows update script to v4? When i reinstalled it asked me to update the script to the latest version of the windows updater.
    If not, you might want to contact MS about it.
    BB

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    Originally posted by Big Booger
    Fastgame,
    Did the update site prompt you to update the the windows update script to v4? When i reinstalled it asked me to update the script to the latest version of the windows updater.
    If not, you might want to contact MS about it.
    BB
    Good point...but mine didn't prompt me to update...it just paused for a few minutes. On screen it said "checking for new version of windows updater" - or something like that!

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    Mine prompted with a yes or no. I clicked yes. It was like a security warning but was an update.
    below are all the updates I have installed and I just went to the update and it said there's nothing to update:
    Successful Sunday, July 21, 2002 Logitech Image Driver Version 7.0.0.1221 Web site
    Successful Sunday, July 21, 2002 Q282010: Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 6 (Windows XP)
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Sunday, July 21, 2002 Q319949: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Sunday, July 21, 2002 Q323322: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Thursday, July 11, 2002 Q318138: Security Update
    Read more... Automatic update
    Successful Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 1 (English)
    Read more... Automatic update
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Logitech Image Driver Version 6.0.0.1210 Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Windows Movie Maker v1.2
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Remote Assistance Used with Network Cards and Firewalls
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Computer Fails When Connected To A UPS
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Windows Messenger Audio Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Keyboard Layout Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Resuming From Standby Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q310510: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q320174: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Microsoft .NET Framework
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q318966: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Euro Conversion Tool
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Windows Automatic Updating, June 2002
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q320552: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q319322: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q320678: Recommended Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Microsoft Virtual Machine
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    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Windows XP Update Package, October 25, 2001
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Remote Assistance Connection
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Security Update, December 17, 2001
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Critical Update, February 9, 2002
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Critical Update, February 10, 2002
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    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Security Update, February 12, 2002
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Security Update, February 13, 2002 (MSXML 2.6 and 3.0)
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 System Recovered Error Message Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Windows Messenger 4.6 Connectivity Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Windows XP Application Compatibility Update, April 2002
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q311967: Security Update
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q320920: Security Update (Windows Media Player for Windows XP)
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Security Update, February 14, 2002 (Internet Explorer 6)
    Read more... Web site
    Successful Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Q321232: Security Update (Internet Explorer 6)
    Read more... Web site

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    Thanks guy's....yes it prompted me for the update & I clicked yes , just doesn't work I'm now in the process of digging through all the above updates that BB posted , only problem is that some of them can only be gotten at Windows Update , for instance 2002 Windows XP Application Compatibility Update, April 2002
    Read more... Web site. unless you know of another link to get this ?

    Anyway I'm going to save the one's I can download & burn to CD so I don't have to go through this again.....or download these again thats what I should of done a long time ago

    Still hoping that my XP isn't broke....went through Hell getting it re-activated so I don't want to re-install...


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    Hi there FG, long time no type....... I just downloaded this morning. That is why I placed this post on Win updates.
    Last edited by Tinker; July 22nd, 2002 at 16:31 PM.

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    Have you tried the Windows Update Catalog?
    It is in the left hand pane. You can select your version of Windows. Download all the updates. Burn to CD.
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    Thank you , you life saving MSNwar type person , forgot about that... didn't have the box checked for the link. In process of downloading

    Still hope my Windows Up date starts working later on

    Thanks Tinker , guess my XP's broke

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    This update link takes you straight to the catalog page here

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    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/show...crosoft+update

    That thread was posted by Conan. It seems to address your issue Fastgame.
    BB

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    Originally posted by MSNwar
    Have you tried the Windows Update Catalog?
    It is in the left hand pane. You can select your version of Windows. Download all the updates. Burn to CD.
    I didn't know you could do that! Thanks for the tip!

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    i heard somewhere that windows update doesn't work because the language entry in IE is erased somehow..
    to fix this, go to Tools > internet options , click on "Languages" , click on "Add" and then select your language which is most likely "English (United States) [en-us]" then click OK and OK..

    you may need to restart IE for the changes to take place, not sure of this.. but after that, your problem should be solved

    i hope this helps,
    Blackwar

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    fyi

    update works for me

    lots aval

    but iam installing sp1 so i passed on it


    egghead

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