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Old 05-30-2008
Alan
 

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Where are these Downloads stored?
I use Windows XP Service Pack 2 and IE 7.
My computer says it has downloaded the Updates but it can't install them, so
I would like to know where these downloads are stored so that I can delete
them and try again.

Can anyone help me?

Regards

Alan
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Old 05-30-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Where are these Downloads stored?
Any errors associated with the failed installs? What makes you think that
deleting the downloads will help to resolve the issues?

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1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Open the Download folder and delete its contents
Close the window.

3. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Starting the service will take a moment)
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Alan wrote:
> I use Windows XP Service Pack 2 and IE 7.
> My computer says it has downloaded the Updates but it can't install them,
> so
> I would like to know where these downloads are stored so that I can delete
> them and try again.
>
> Can anyone help me?
>
> Regards
>
> Alan


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Old 05-30-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Where are these Downloads stored?
Alan wrote:
> I use Windows XP Service Pack 2 and IE 7.
> My computer says it has downloaded the Updates but it can't install
> them, so I would like to know where these downloads are stored so
> that I can delete them and try again.
>
> Can anyone help me?


Just fix the updater...

Ignore the title of the knowledge base article, perform methods 1 & 2 with
reboots after each one and visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ after
the second reboot to do a custom scan. If asked to install anything before
doing the customer scan - agree. After the custom scan completes and lists
the updates you need - you can install whichever updates you wish. I highly
recommend getting the critical ones, possibly even the optional software
updates - but I also recommend *not* getting the optional hardware updates.

Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
you repair a Windows XP installation
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

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