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Gene Johnson

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Windows Update Install Problems
« on: July 14, 2004, 06:13:18 PM »
Yesterday (Tuesday) I noticed the Windows Ready-to-install-updates Icon in the tray. I clicked to install. After install and restart I had a hard time reconnecting to DSL, and then kept showing server errors when I tried to go surfing. The HijackThis showed several duplicated lines in 09 and 014. I restored registry to before install and went to Microsoft site and manually downloaded updates. After restart all is now running fine and HijackThis now looks normal. I hope this was not typical for everyone.

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Re:Windows Update Install Problems
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2004, 01:35:17 AM »
Gene,

The behavior that you experienced with the auto Windows Update does sometimes occur with dsl connections.  Sometimes the Update itself is corrupt but not enough to stop the installation.

Normally, rebooting the computer and restarting dsl fixes the mess.

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Re:Windows Update Install Problems
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2004, 07:01:12 PM »
Gene, I reinforce what techie101 states is possibly the reason you were having the problem. Have a nice day.

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Re:Windows Update Install Problems
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2004, 07:07:34 PM »
You're not the only one who has this. I've seen many peoples having the same problem. Still wasn't able to find what is causing is but it is a known problem with windows automatic update. As alternitive you can always visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and do a automatic install from there. But there is another way also, which most people don't know. You can actually download the updates and safe them to cd if you like. To dowload them go here: http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog

There is also a free cd with many updates at http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/cd/order.mspx

Don't forget to get ALL updates released after october 2003, because they are not on the cd and you still need them.....