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Problem With Downloading Updates For Windows


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#1 Flyinlowsup

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:23 PM

Hey guys, ive had this problem for a while and i dont know how to fix it. I am unable to download updates for windows on my computer, and for some reason automatic updates is turned off and i cant turn it on. What can i do so that i can change that so automatic updates is turned on?

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:57 PM

Are you receiving any error messages or does it look like it's working and afterwards it says download failed? Have you recently done a repair install of XP?
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:20 PM

I have tried downloading it manually and it says download fail. I have never done a repair install of xp either. The automatic updates is turned off, and it wont let me turn it on.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:51 PM

Same problem. Post #6 offers a solution
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/129805/win-xp/
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:51 AM

i downloaded that program and ran it and it still wont let me update. When i try to manually dl the update the window freezes, and i still cant turn on automatic updates. Am i not doing the program right?

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:05 AM

nevermind, i got it to work for manual updates. On the site tehres a link to install a program for automatic updates, so hopefully that will work.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:27 AM

according to this thread

see here

you have a live log on the forum ; the results from it might well affect your updating abilities and you are still required to do work on that thread ;you have been making changes ON that computer while running a live log; those changes, unrequested BY your helper; may well affect the cleaning instructions you are given

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:43 PM

Flyinlowsup,

I see you have a HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum.

You shouldn't make any changes to your system, while your HJT log is posted, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.
At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

I'm closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team.
If, after your log has been cleaned, you still need help, please PM a Moderator and we will re-open this topic.
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