Solved Updates disappeared after selecting!

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May 14, 2014 at 10:42:43
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I have automatic updates enabled. I checked the updates I wanted and clicked download. The updates never downloaded. Any ideas on what happened? I know support stopped 4/8/2014.

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#1
May 14, 2014 at 12:16:12
✔ Best Answer
Go to http://www.windowsupdate.com and download the updates that way.

Windows XP support ended which means no new updates will be released. That does not mean you cannot download updates through that date.

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#2
May 14, 2014 at 14:18:51
I've found Windows Updates a bit iffy in the last day or two - MS might be having difficulties, or there is overload due to batches of updates on 2nd Tuesday of each month. Suggestion #2 should find them for the time being.

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#3
May 14, 2014 at 14:29:05
I just did an XP reinstall & all the updates 12 hours ago.

"Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz"
Regardless whether it's XP or Vista, try using Manual ( not auto )

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#4
May 16, 2014 at 06:44:11
Hello Folks,

Yes, this is for XP SP3. I have another computer which happens to have that OS. Anyway, last fall I couldn't get updates at all unless I downloaded the IE8 cumulative update for XP for October and November. I had to download it manually since there was an issue at Microsoft and manual updates from the update site would not work at all; the site would endlessly look for updates. I'm sure some of you remember this problem. I downloaded the cumulative IE8 updates manually and then set updates to automatic. Everything's been OK since until I tried the last batch of updates. They didn't download and they just disappeared from the updates list and wont come back. Malicious software tool for May was among them. I guess Microsoft is having issues again. By the way, last fall I had to do some registry updates also to get Windows updates to work. The Windows update site corrupted the registry somehow with incorrect settilngs. Anyway, I did try manual updates and it's back to the same behavior; searches for updates for a long time and never finds anything.


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#5
May 16, 2014 at 06:48:51
Here's some additional info from my prior post. See the last reponse from Derek.
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#6
May 16, 2014 at 09:08:46
I assume the updates are not showing in Windows Update History, and they have not been hidden?

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#7
May 16, 2014 at 16:53:19
How to troubleshoot Windows Update or Microsoft Update when you are repeatedly offered an update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910339
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

What worked for me using XP Pro 32-bit, manually installing 4 updates from these links, if the update is not needed, the program will say so.
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2870699)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/down...
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2879017)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/down...
How to Install the Windows Update Agent on Client Computers
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Update for Windows XP (KB927891)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/down...
Next I went into Add/Remove & uninstalling IE & then downloading a fresh copy of IE8 & reinstalling.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#8
May 16, 2014 at 17:22:16
Just a little tip for the future. Best mention what OS you are using (and other spec info) when you are posting about a different computer. This one was clearly XP, apart from posting it here, because of the end of support date. However, we get a lot of "wrong forum" posts so it's best to make it quite clear.

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