Windows updates don't work

July 18, 2012 at 03:28:43
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,
My windows updates do not appear to work. Although it states the automatic update is turned on this is not the case as when I try to manually manipulate it or download from windows site it just locks up every time. I have downloaded explorer 8 as someone said that may allow the updates but it still does the same thing.

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#1
July 18, 2012 at 08:16:42
There's an automatic 'fixit' that Microsoft offer which can help & it's worth a try. Available here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
July 25, 2012 at 04:52:57
Still not working Guys but thanks for trying.

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#3
July 25, 2012 at 19:19:08
what is the error code when the update fails?

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#4
July 26, 2012 at 05:25:50
Hi Fireblade68,

My name is Rohit and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
Please provide the error code you are getting while you are doing updates so that we can further help you on this and you can also try doing the manual updates from this website and check if that works http://bit.ly/fopBX. You can also try turning off and on your firewall and you will get steps from this link http://bit.ly/10TJoY.

Please reply back with the results.

Glad to assist you!

Thanks and regards
Dell_Rohit_N
Dell Social Media Responder
https://twitter.com/DellCares
http://www.facebook.com/Dell


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#5
July 26, 2012 at 11:31:15
If it was my call if you haven't yet, run through a malwarebytes scan and see if it pops anything up, there are quite a few bad programs that masquerade as a known good

:: mike


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