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Old 12-31-2007
orbgemma
 

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how to install updates once they are downloaded
I have been using the Windows Update feature where a pop-up window informs me
when new updates are ready for my computer. I click in this window, it gives
me a choice of which updates to download and install, and I choose the ones I
want, and they download. I had previously thought the updates were both
downloaded and installed, but now I believe they are only being downloaded to
my computer. This is because last night I clicked to download the Windows XP
Service Pack 2, and when I returned to my computer this morning it was not
installed. Maybe none of the updates I have been downloading ever get
installed. How do I install updates once they have been downloaded? Where do
they get downloaded to on my computer? I have no idea how to install updates
once they are downloaded. Please help! Thank you.
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Old 12-31-2007
PA Bear
 

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Re: how to install updates once they are downloaded
If WinXP SP2 isn't already installed, no other updates will be installed.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

orbgemma wrote:
> I have been using the Windows Update feature where a pop-up window informs
> me when new updates are ready for my computer. I click in this window, it
> gives me a choice of which updates to download and install, and I choose
> the ones I want, and they download. I had previously thought the updates
> were both downloaded and installed, but now I believe they are only being
> downloaded to my computer. This is because last night I clicked to
> download
> the Windows XP Service Pack 2, and when I returned to my computer this
> morning it was not installed. Maybe none of the updates I have been
> downloading ever get installed. How do I install updates once they have
> been downloaded? Where do they get downloaded to on my computer? I have no
> idea how to install updates once they are downloaded. Please help! Thank
> you.


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Old 12-31-2007
orbgemma
 

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Re: how to install updates once they are downloaded
Thanks. But last night I downloaded Windows XP SP2 and it did not become
installed, even though it took forever to download. How do I install an
update, such as SP2, once it has downloaded? Thank you.

"PA Bear" wrote:

> If WinXP SP2 isn't already installed, no other updates will be installed.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> orbgemma wrote:
> > I have been using the Windows Update feature where a pop-up window informs
> > me when new updates are ready for my computer. I click in this window, it
> > gives me a choice of which updates to download and install, and I choose
> > the ones I want, and they download. I had previously thought the updates
> > were both downloaded and installed, but now I believe they are only being
> > downloaded to my computer. This is because last night I clicked to
> > download
> > the Windows XP Service Pack 2, and when I returned to my computer this
> > morning it was not installed. Maybe none of the updates I have been
> > downloading ever get installed. How do I install updates once they have
> > been downloaded? Where do they get downloaded to on my computer? I have no
> > idea how to install updates once they are downloaded. Please help! Thank
> > you.

>
>

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Old 12-31-2007
PA Bear
 

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Re: how to install updates once they are downloaded
1. Save the installer for SP2 to your desktop (do not Run it):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5-9E368D3CDB5A

2. Close all open applications (anything with a taskbar icon), disable your
anti-virus application and any anti-spyware applications' real-time
protection, then double-click on the saved file to install. *Reboot twice!*

3. See this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 (ignore the
title; just do what it says)

4. Install all post-SP2 critical updates via Windows Update or Automatic
Updates.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/




orbgemma wrote:
> Thanks. But last night I downloaded Windows XP SP2 and it did not become
> installed, even though it took forever to download. How do I install an
> update, such as SP2, once it has downloaded? Thank you.
>
> "PA Bear" wrote:
>
>> If WinXP SP2 isn't already installed, no other updates will be installed.
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> orbgemma wrote:
>>> I have been using the Windows Update feature where a pop-up window
>>> informs
>>> me when new updates are ready for my computer. I click in this window,
>>> it
>>> gives me a choice of which updates to download and install, and I choose
>>> the ones I want, and they download. I had previously thought the updates
>>> were both downloaded and installed, but now I believe they are only
>>> being
>>> downloaded to my computer. This is because last night I clicked to
>>> download
>>> the Windows XP Service Pack 2, and when I returned to my computer this
>>> morning it was not installed. Maybe none of the updates I have been
>>> downloading ever get installed. How do I install updates once they have
>>> been downloaded? Where do they get downloaded to on my computer? I have
>>> no
>>> idea how to install updates once they are downloaded. Please help! Thank
>>> you.


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Old 12-31-2007
Anon
 

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RE: how to install updates once they are downloaded
Normally when you go on windows update site
You can check which updates have been downloaded successfully by viewing
your history on their web site or on your computer go to start, control
panel, add and remove programs and check updates most will have eg KB123456
Most of the critical updates will be downloaded

Polly
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Old 12-31-2007
orbgemma
 

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Re: how to install updates once they are downloaded
Thank you, PA Bear. I will give your instructions a try. I still wonder
though, how to install updates I have already downloaded to my computer.
Isn't there a button somewhere to just click "install"? I have downloaded
tons of stuff seemingly successfully (no error messages) but how do I know if
it got installed? The little things that seem like they should be so
simple....

Thanks again.

orbgemma

"PA Bear" wrote:

> 1. Save the installer for SP2 to your desktop (do not Run it):
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5-9E368D3CDB5A
>
> 2. Close all open applications (anything with a taskbar icon), disable your
> anti-virus application and any anti-spyware applications' real-time
> protection, then double-click on the saved file to install. *Reboot twice!*
>
> 3. See this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 (ignore the
> title; just do what it says)
>
> 4. Install all post-SP2 critical updates via Windows Update or Automatic
> Updates.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
>
>
>
> orbgemma wrote:
> > Thanks. But last night I downloaded Windows XP SP2 and it did not become
> > installed, even though it took forever to download. How do I install an
> > update, such as SP2, once it has downloaded? Thank you.
> >
> > "PA Bear" wrote:
> >
> >> If WinXP SP2 isn't already installed, no other updates will be installed.
> >> --
> >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> >> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> >> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> >> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
> >>
> >> orbgemma wrote:
> >>> I have been using the Windows Update feature where a pop-up window
> >>> informs
> >>> me when new updates are ready for my computer. I click in this window,
> >>> it
> >>> gives me a choice of which updates to download and install, and I choose
> >>> the ones I want, and they download. I had previously thought the updates
> >>> were both downloaded and installed, but now I believe they are only
> >>> being
> >>> downloaded to my computer. This is because last night I clicked to
> >>> download
> >>> the Windows XP Service Pack 2, and when I returned to my computer this
> >>> morning it was not installed. Maybe none of the updates I have been
> >>> downloading ever get installed. How do I install updates once they have
> >>> been downloaded? Where do they get downloaded to on my computer? I have
> >>> no
> >>> idea how to install updates once they are downloaded. Please help! Thank
> >>> you.

>
>

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Old 12-31-2007
orbgemma
 

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RE: how to install updates once they are downloaded
Thanks, Anon. I am pretty sure I downloaded many updates successfully, but I
am looking for how to install them, not download them. (I know how to
download them.) But thanks.

I am getting the feeling that for many people, when they download Windows
updates, they get installed as part of the download process. I wonder why
that doesn't happen for me?

orbgemma

"Anon" wrote:

> Normally when you go on windows update site
> You can check which updates have been downloaded successfully by viewing
> your history on their web site or on your computer go to start, control
> panel, add and remove programs and check updates most will have eg KB123456
> Most of the critical updates will be downloaded
>
> Polly

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Old 01-01-2008
coolbrezze22HELPME
 

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RE: how to install updates once they are downloaded


"orbgemma" wrote:

> I have been using the Windows Update feature where a pop-up window informs me
> when new updates are ready for my computer. I click in this window, it gives
> me a choice of which updates to download and install, and I choose the ones I
> want, and they download. I had previously thought the updates were both
> downloaded and installed, but now I believe they are only being downloaded to
> my computer. This is because last night I clicked to download the Windows XP
> Service Pack 2, and when I returned to my computer this morning it was not
> installed. Maybe none of the updates I have been downloading ever get
> installed. How do I install updates once they have been downloaded? Where do
> they get downloaded to on my computer? I have no idea how to install updates
> once they are downloaded. Please help! Thank you.

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