You can try kb/ 943144 OR Dial-a-Fix
Ignore the title - Updates are not installed successfully from Windows
Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows
Go here and read all the replies and what to do...
Install the Dial-a-Fix, ran it and reboot.
You didn't say, or at least it's not clear, whether you tried getting the
updates using Internet Explorer, by going here:
Some new ActiveX software has to be installed on XP before your computer can
be scanned. Just follow the prompts to do so, but it should then list and
download the same updates, and install them, as those you see in the taskbar
notification. If going to the site is successful, keep going back until
there are no more critical updates to install.
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> XP sp2
> "Engel" wrote:
> > Just out of interest. What version of Windows are you using?
> > "cecieminpin" wrote:
> > > I am set up for automatic updates but there hasn't been anything. When i
> > > try to do an express it just goes and goes. I thought that if I tried
> > > Windows live one care when it did the tune up it would find the critical
> > > updates. well 5 hours later still nothing 0%. Again today it tried to run
> > > the tune up and it is stil running after 11 hours 0%. I thought that maybe
> > > it would take awhile because of the time frame from the last updates but this
> > > is ridiculous. Please someone help with this problem. I want my updates to
> > > be done and the programs running under current updates.