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#1 Doctor Quincy

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:03 AM

Hello!

I recently noticed that my computer was running slower than usual, especially when browsing the internet, and I think the problem lies with Windows Automatic Update.

I had it set on the default settings, (3am, every day) and it's never bothered me before.

Now, however, it seems that every time I connect to the net (I'm still on dial-up) Update pops up to tell me it's downloading updates, and it never seems to stop doing so.

Yesterday, I'd recieved some 19 million bytes of information, and the update icon said it was only 35% done! This morning, it said it was only 7% done.

I can't seem to find out what it's downloading, and it's really frustrating me. Far from 'running quietly in the background', it's reducing my surfing to a painful crawl, and causing 'server not found' messages on some sites.

I've tried turning AU off, disconnecting then reconnecting to the net...but without success.

What's going on? Is there any way to stop it from doing this?

Help!

Thanks!

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:40 AM

If you want you can disable automatic updates (which is not recommended by Microsoft) and connect to the Windows update site manually. If Windows update gives you the same trouble, you can download your updates from the download center.

Windows Update - windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
Download Center - www.microsoft.com/downloads/

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:55 PM

I've seen a lot of troubles with the automatic updater feature - but do not experience this trouble on my system when it's set to download, but not install, the updates. I recall seeing this mentioned as a workaround several months back.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:41 PM

Hello!

Thanks for your replies. I've tried every which way to stop the thing donwloading, but it just won't stop. I've changed the settings from 'Automatic', to 'Turn off Automatic Updates', to the aforementioned 'download but do not install'.

Still, every time I connect to the net, off it goes again.

What's going on, eh?

CURSE YOU AUTOMATIC UPDATES!!

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:52 PM

Just a shot in the dark - but try this free tool to reregister the Windows Update DLL's: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:52 PM

Hello!

Thanks for your help. But just as soon as this problem started, it stopped again. Weird!

It's all good.

Thanks again!

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:48 AM

Do so: Start - Run - type in: msconfig, press Enter - on the tab like "Services" or else (don't remember) find: Automatic Windows Update Service and unmark it. Then reboot, put a mark in the apeared window and you'll never see them again! If it doesn't help there are other, "deeper" ways... :thumbsup:




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