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    Junior Member Jeric Hikari's Avatar
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    (Win ME) MS update not working

    I've recently, due to not having a win98 cd on hand had to install windows ME on my computer after somebody did god alone knows what to screw with the system kernal. Anyway I have ME(i'd picked it up from a friend a few years back when he upgraded to xp) and after installing dx9, wmp9, and IE6 from backup cd I went to update the system itself. Windows update comes up and will let me select material, however when it comes time to download nothing happens(but its not stalled) and when i click cancel i get the ever annoying illegal operation window(or rather me's equivilant, basicly a giant middle finger and a close button).

    How do I fix this?

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    try removing cookies, temp files.

    Try resetting IE settings.

    Try disabling firewall temporarily.

    Try disabling Antivirus software.

    There are many reasons for the update to fail.

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    I'd already done all that and since nothing else seemed to work I went over to a friend's since he keeps alot of my backup material and found a backup copy of my 98 cd(the win98 directory plus a few things I find to be handy to keep in a backup cd, avg, tweakui, firefox and thunderbird, flash and shockwave, java, ect ect).
    Last edited by Jeric Hikari; August 30th, 2005 at 16:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeric Hikari
    How do I fix this?
    The considered answer of the IT world is this. Don't use Windows ME.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeric Hikari
    I'd already done all that and since nothing else seemed to work I went over to a friend's since he keeps alot of my backup material and found a backup copy of my 98 cd(the win98 directory plus a few things I find to be handy to keep in a backup cd, avg, tweakui, firefox and thunderbird, flash and shockwave, java, ect ect).
    Why don't you next time when you post a problem type what you already tried that way we can post fixes that you haven't tried....


    How about trying this:

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

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    Sounds like there is a brower problem check out this link and see if it helps you out Microsoft

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