Solved Windows Update not responding

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March 27, 2013 at 19:00:42
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002, Pentium 4, 3.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM
I just reinstalled the Dell Windows Media Center Edition SP2 from my original CD that came with this computer. It is a Dell E310, Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM. I've installed all of the drivers as well. When I open Windows Update and click the "Express" or "Custom" install button, it reads "The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view." I've tried many different things reported on Microsoft's and other websites, but haven't gotten a working answer for this yet. Can anyone here help me? Please help!

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March 28, 2013 at 13:54:22
Install SP3. Download it from the link below and keep a copy for yourself for when it is no longer available. I would suggest you do the same for IE8.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...



#1
March 27, 2013 at 19:01:58
Have you upgraded to Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP? http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

You've been helped by a 15 year old.


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#2
March 27, 2013 at 20:25:53
"I just reinstalled the Dell Windows Media Center Edition SP2 from my original CD that came with this computer"
Are you saying you did a clean install & lost all your info?

If you did a clean install, you may need to do it again.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...


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#3
March 28, 2013 at 05:02:36
Yes, I installed IE8 immediately as one website recommended that.

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#4
March 28, 2013 at 05:08:33
I did a clean install after deleting all partitions on that drive and formatting to NTFS. Lost all my info? Of course I did. Thanks anyways. If no answers turn up here, I guess I'll try reinstalling again.

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March 28, 2013 at 13:54:22
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Install SP3. Download it from the link below and keep a copy for yourself for when it is no longer available. I would suggest you do the same for IE8.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...


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#6
March 28, 2013 at 14:17:27
OtheHill,

I've already downloaded this one, but it says... "This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network." So I haven't tried installing it yet. Is it ok to install this one on a stand-alone computer?


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#7
March 28, 2013 at 17:49:48
OtheHill,

Thank you so much! I decided to try it out and it upgraded to SP3 and now starting the long process of downloading the updates but I'm very happy to do it! Is Microsoft Visual C++ supposed to install with Windows XP? Just curious. I noticed it and was going to uninstall it, but not sure if it's required for something.


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#8
March 29, 2013 at 06:06:38
Visual C++ is a programing software. You don't need it. I provided a link with multiple items on it so you could read and download. You don't need to install everything on that page.

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#9
March 30, 2013 at 06:45:28
I don't see a link. Please send again or copy and paste.

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#10
March 30, 2013 at 07:31:01
The link below is for the COMPLETE SP3 update which includes all files, including files you may not need. This update is OK for you to use and save.

After rereading your original post I think your Windows installer version needs to be updated. The first link below is for that and then the SP3 update is second.

Read and follow the instructions on how to fix your issue with Windows update.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...


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#11
March 30, 2013 at 08:27:25
Thanks again OtheHill!!!

I'm gonna reinstall again now that I have downloaded all the correct software needed. I saved everything needed for reinstall on my D drive in case needed again. I really don't know how Visual C++ got on my machine. I think it was when I downloaded another update before which put Microsoft Download Manager on it as well.


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