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Frustrating Updates on Dialup

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Old 12-08-2007
Befuddled
 

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Frustrating Updates on Dialup
I'm just looking for a place to vent and don't expect any real answers (kind
of like customer service). What the hell is it with updates that
automatically start whenever I get on dialup and totally make the internet
experience worthless while the update ties up the line? Last weekend I
tried going online and the update started. I said something like "fluff it"
and let it go about its business. About three hours later the icon in the
tray indicated "downloading updates - 17%" . Nice. Later I checked and the
icon was not there and there was no "click here to install updates" icon. So
I started back trying to browse the net and the fluffin' icon came back with
the message "downloading updates - 19%". I left it on most of rest of the
day and figured it would finally finish. I guess it never did because when I
went online today to get updates for a Logitech TV remote the fluffin
updates started up again and messed up the remote updates. The last time I
saw it it was around 47% and it's been on most of the day but it goes away
and then starts up again whenever it feels like it. In a couple of weeks
I'll be able to get a DSL connection and hopefully the updates won't be as
painful.


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Old 12-08-2007
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Frustrating Updates on Dialup
Befuddled wrote:
> I'm just looking for a place to vent and don't expect any real
> answers (kind of like customer service). What the hell is it with
> updates that automatically start whenever I get on dialup and
> totally make the internet experience worthless while the update
> ties up the line? Last weekend I tried going online and the update
> started. I said something like "fluff it" and let it go about its
> business. About three hours later the icon in the tray indicated
> "downloading updates - 17%" . Nice. Later I checked and the icon
> was not there and there was no "click here to install updates"
> icon. So I started back trying to browse the net and the fluffin'
> icon came back with the message "downloading updates - 19%". I left
> it on most of rest of the day and figured it would finally finish.
> I guess it never did because when I went online today to get
> updates for a Logitech TV remote the fluffin updates started up
> again and messed up the remote updates. The last time I saw it it
> was around 47% and it's been on most of the day but it goes away
> and then starts up again whenever it feels like it. In a couple of
> weeks I'll be able to get a DSL connection and hopefully the
> updates won't be as painful.


It is true. the Internet and the updates for just about any product no
longer revolve around dial-up speeds. For those with dial-up, so much
(other than updates) is missed. The internet will be a whole different
experience for you when you do get your DSL (high-speed) connection
installed.

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MS-MVP
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Old 12-09-2007
PA Bear
 

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Re: Frustrating Updates on Dialup
You /could/ select the Notify Only option (no updates are downloaded or
installed without your permission).

How to configure and use Automatic Updates in WinXP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525
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Befuddled wrote:
> I'm just looking for a place to vent and don't expect any real answers
> (kind
> of like customer service). What the hell is it with updates that
> automatically start whenever I get on dialup and totally make the internet
> experience worthless while the update ties up the line? Last weekend I
> tried going online and the update started. I said something like "fluff
> it"
> and let it go about its business. About three hours later the icon in the
> tray indicated "downloading updates - 17%" . Nice. Later I checked and
> the
> icon was not there and there was no "click here to install updates" icon.
> So
> I started back trying to browse the net and the fluffin' icon came back
> with
> the message "downloading updates - 19%". I left it on most of rest of the
> day and figured it would finally finish. I guess it never did because when
> I
> went online today to get updates for a Logitech TV remote the fluffin
> updates started up again and messed up the remote updates. The last time I
> saw it it was around 47% and it's been on most of the day but it goes away
> and then starts up again whenever it feels like it. In a couple of weeks
> I'll be able to get a DSL connection and hopefully the updates won't be as
> painful.


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Old 12-09-2007
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
 

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Re: Frustrating Updates on Dialup
What you see may be normal.Updates download automatically to a low
priority.
If your computer is doing anything on the network, download of updates
may slow or stop.

Open Windows/Microsoft Update
Click Settings on the left side and change the option to notify but
not download.
Then when you are notified, you can choose when to go to
Microsoft/Windows Update and get the updates at a time convenient for
you.

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http://www3.telus.net/dandemar


"Befuddled" <Befuddled@wastingtime.net> wrote in message
news:13lm5g5897kv34c@corp.supernews.com...
> I'm just looking for a place to vent and don't expect any real
> answers (kind of like customer service). What the hell is it with
> updates that automatically start whenever I get on dialup and
> totally make the internet experience worthless while the update ties
> up the line? Last weekend I tried going online and the update
> started. I said something like "fluff it" and let it go about its
> business. About three hours later the icon in the tray indicated
> "downloading updates - 17%" . Nice. Later I checked and the icon
> was not there and there was no "click here to install updates" icon.
> So I started back trying to browse the net and the fluffin' icon
> came back with the message "downloading updates - 19%". I left it on
> most of rest of the day and figured it would finally finish. I guess
> it never did because when I went online today to get updates for a
> Logitech TV remote the fluffin updates started up again and messed
> up the remote updates. The last time I saw it it was around 47% and
> it's been on most of the day but it goes away and then starts up
> again whenever it feels like it. In a couple of weeks I'll be able
> to get a DSL connection and hopefully the updates won't be as
> painful.
>


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