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Offline Victor123

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Windows Update Problem
« on: October 12, 2005, 01:29:49 PM »
Hey people! i just have a problem with windows update :( ATM i cant use the website update obviously cause i have a illegit XP so i use the auto update feature
but when the icon comes up and a window pops up with the updates saying Download / Cancel.. i click download and after a while the icon disappears from the taskbar in the right bottom corner :(
Can illegit XPs update using Autoupdate feature?
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2005, 01:39:47 PM »
I think you should direct your question to one of those Microsoft forums or help boards... we deal with avast! antivirus and computer security related things, and surelly we don't deal with non-legal software issues.

Btw, even with version of Windows like you have, autoupdate should work fine... it states so on the official Micrososft Windows Update web site.

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2005, 01:40:06 PM »
Feed a programmer.
Go to a store and buy XP.
Problem solved.

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2005, 01:44:12 PM »

Victor123 Victor123 Victor123 you naughty person an illegit XP copy what are we to do ;D ;D

if you do a search on the web there are a couple of ways around this I think I read one was using a

javascript:void something and another using a replacment .dll file I can't remember which sites they are

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2005, 02:18:01 PM »
Hello Eddy,

Why don't you advise the man to do a special upgrade and buy that one in the shop, is always a lot cheaper than the full version, and everything is legit.
The same with Windows Office, always buy the upgrade version in these cases.
To-days' money is not cheap for a lot of people, and I certainly like to pay once or go for an alternative if it is around. What is wrong to shopping around. And then there is the lite as well.

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005, 02:57:57 PM »
I have the same problem.It should work but it doesn't ??? ??? ??? :( :(

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2005, 03:22:22 PM »
If you can get into windows update and it lists the updates, select custom, you should be able to expand the update item by clicking the + sign, you can then click the More info.... that should take you to the KB items detailed information and from there I believe that there is a link to enable you to download it (outside of windows update) to your HDD and you can install it manually later.

However, the WGA windows genuine advantage checks are not as easily circumvented, MS reads the same sites that show the hacks.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 06:27:05 PM »
Funniest thing of all, and no one even mentioned is... you don't even need any crack or anything. Just go to IE, chose Tools / Manage Add-ons.

When window opens, box where it says SHOW: shows Add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer. The one needs to change it to Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer.

Then inside the list find WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE and disable it. Close the IE, and start Windows updates. It should work without any problems. I am telling this because this is not a crack or patch or anything like that. It's all about your add-ons... no one can force anyone to use them or not to use them, so everyone has rights to disable anything he/she doesn't need  ;)
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 06:30:05 PM »
Yes,I know about that~  ;)
Just unhappy the automatic updates don't work properly.

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2005, 08:36:06 AM »
Edit- Thanks !! you ppl helped me heaps !! i manually downloaded and installed and it worked xD!
Thanks so much!!
« Last Edit: October 13, 2005, 10:54:31 AM by Victor123 »

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2005, 12:24:53 PM »
Victor if you take a good look at your screenshot you'll notice that your updates are not installed, but FAILED. Take a look again and you'll notice that on your screenshot.  ;)

Something was wrong and you need to repeat the whole process...
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2005, 05:46:49 PM »
As Sasha said it failed, but that is also not manually downloading, that is using the auto update interface.

When you click the little + sign, click the more information... and get to the KB article you can manually download an .exe file for that update (like any other internet file download), saved on to your HDD in a folder of your choice. You then need to double click on that file and it will install the update off-line, not only that you have a copy of the update should you need it again.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2005, 06:44:04 PM »
When you click the little + sign, click the more information... and get to the KB article you can manually download an .exe file for that update (like any other internet file download), saved on to your HDD in a folder of your choice. You then need to double click on that file and it will install the update off-line, not only that you have a copy of the update should you need it again.

Haha good advice David it's just he'll be clicking till tomorrow probably haha  ;D  Instead he might wanna check THIS site out if he wants...

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2005, 09:01:35 PM »
A very nice site, unfortunately it doesn't check or rather can't check which security updates you actually need.

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Microsoft has just recently announced 26 new fixes to go into Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). Here's just a sample of what's going to be fixed. Click the SP3 link below to see all of this 26 fixes:
I only needed 8 of the 25.

I suppose it would be possible to list the KB numbers of the security updates, etc. that you need to get and then visit the hotfix site.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2005, 09:32:55 PM »
I suppose it would be possible to list the KB numbers of the security updates, etc. that you need to get and then visit the hotfix site.

That's the idea if you're on dial up, but if u have a decent internet connection you can download all of the updates in a zip file(195 MB)  ;) And there's always AutoPatcher XP....


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