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Old 06-10-2007
nerissa
 

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windows update
why won't windows update security updates...they always fail.....but other
updates for other programs work? I am using windows vista and have upates set
to automatically download.
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Old 06-10-2007
David Dickinson
 

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Re: windows update
"nerissa" wrote:
> why won't windows update security updates...they always fail.....


Hi, Nerissa,

What exactly are the symptoms of the problem you're having? Any error
messages?

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Old 06-10-2007
nerissa
 

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Re: windows update
No....it begins the download but then after a couple of minutes it just says
the downloads failed. thats all it gives me.

"David ****inson" wrote:

> "nerissa" wrote:
> > why won't windows update security updates...they always fail.....

>
> Hi, Nerissa,
>
> What exactly are the symptoms of the problem you're having? Any error
> messages?
>
> --
> David ****inson
> eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
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>
>

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Old 06-10-2007
DevilsPGD
 

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Re: windows update
In message <12BCC7F1-5970-459C-86A0-521ED098A815@microsoft.com> nerissa
<nerissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>No....it begins the download but then after a couple of minutes it just says
>the downloads failed. thats all it gives me.


There should also be a cryptic error code -- If not, check the eventlog
and see if it has the details.

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Old 06-10-2007
David Dickinson
 

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Re: windows update
"nerissa" <nerissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:12BCC7F1-5970-459C-86A0-521ED098A815@microsoft.com...
> No....it begins the download but then after a couple of minutes it just
> says
> the downloads failed. thats all it gives me.


There should be an error number that looks something like 0x876543210 (or
some other digits, but the first two characters will be 0x"), although on
Vista it may show up only in Event Viewers's Applications or Administrator's
logs (I'm not sure because I haven't seen any Windows Update errors on Vista
yet). That error number will be the key to starting to fix your problem
(except that asking your question here was a good start, too.)

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Old 06-10-2007
nerissa
 

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Re: windows update
Thank you so much for you help David.

"David ****inson" wrote:

> "nerissa" <nerissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:12BCC7F1-5970-459C-86A0-521ED098A815@microsoft.com...
> > No....it begins the download but then after a couple of minutes it just
> > says
> > the downloads failed. thats all it gives me.

>
> There should be an error number that looks something like 0x876543210 (or
> some other digits, but the first two characters will be 0x"), although on
> Vista it may show up only in Event Viewers's Applications or Administrator's
> logs (I'm not sure because I haven't seen any Windows Update errors on Vista
> yet). That error number will be the key to starting to fix your problem
> (except that asking your question here was a good start, too.)
>
> --
> David ****inson
> eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
> Please reply only to the newsgroup, not by email.
>
>

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