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New Pro Install - Can't Get Windows Update To Work?


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#1 Jim M.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:39 AM

I just reformatted my machine last night and I was downloading all the fun programs like AVG and Spybot when I remembered I should go to windows update. But I couldn't get it to download the updates in IE. It'd come back and say there was an error with links to try to identify the problem. Is there some kind of alternative method? I'm not even sure why it wouldn't work. All I had running was AVG and the Comodo Firewall, would that cause a problem?

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:11 PM

Have you added any new hardware? you might need to run the Windows Diagnostic Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916247
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:29 PM

It'd come back and say there was an error with links to try to identify the problem.

It would be helpful if you could provide more specific information as to what the error says.

Are you updated from SP1 or from SP2? If from SP1, see how to "Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD.

You can also use "AutoPatcher XP" or "RyanVM's Windows XP Post-SP2 Update Pack".
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:37 PM

http://www.autopatcher.com/category/news/

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:49 PM

Autopatcher doesn't look to be working anymore? Something on their site about how Microsoft wants them to take it down.

The error I get is

Error number: 0x80072EE2

The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.
For self-help options:

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Solutions

Windows Update Newsgroup
For assisted support options:

Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)

Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem (error number 0x80072EE2) yourself.


I did the windows diag and passed all the steps. I added the sites microsoft says to add as a trusted site. And I turned off the firewall, still the same. It's almost like it's timing out.




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