Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:11 AM
Ok, I'm no techy, but my 2006 vintage Dell got a virus that sent it directly to the blue screen of death on start-up. Read all about it via Google searches and successfully orchestrated a REPAIR. Problem was, the end result looked like crap with aftermath of viral attack was still evident.
So, after flashing all essential files to an external hard drive, I did a Dell PC Restore. Could have saved a lot of time that way.
I then updated McAfee immediately (smart move, don't you think?), configured Outlook email and re-registered Microsoft Windows.
Auto update kicked in, telling me to download and install KB898461 (Windows Genuine Advantage Package Installer), but I ignored it.
Next I clicked to download the free update for Internet Explorer 8. The download started, but stopped to tell me I needed to manually download KB932823 first.
Went back and installed KB898461(above) as well as KB932823.
After restart, auto prompt wanted me to download KB970238 (these are all listed at download.microsoft.com, of course.) so I did.
After restart, and before attempting to download the IE8 update, auto update then informed me there were all of forty seven (47) updates ready for my computer, including IE8 for Windows XP (all except IE* were labeled "KBxxxxxx") so I clicked "OK," and a download commenced.
Do you see the problem here?
47 updates, including IE8.
How many hours on a cable line (T1) will this take!?!!?
Anyone out there have experience with this? This download has been running for over twelve (12) hours now, I am concerned that that little humming thing in the box is going to burn out. Is there a way to abort the download and select individual files to download? If so, in what order? They came in listed alphabetically by name. Should they be installed in numeric order by KB label? If, let's say, the box finally stops humming and the usual "click here to install" cue pops up for all 47, does the pc just know what order to install them in? Guessing I shouldn't click ok on that anyway?
Any help would be appreciated.