Updates install hangs
This problem with the latest IE7 security update is the same one as I have
just experienced. I have XP Pro with SP3 on a desktop and a notebook. The OS
was installed on both of them from a slipstreamed XP/SP3 CD. They both have
AVG 8 Free version installed. No others. XP Firewall.
The notebook installed the same update plus five more in the same batch
without any problems on the 11th June. I didn't make any changes to AVG.
They both had IE7 installed a few days ago, that is, later than the OS.
The desktop also downloaded (from Update) the same six updates on the same
day and started to install them. But, after the message "Initializing
Installation" appeared, nothing else happened, except for the HDD buzzing
I left it running for about five hours while doing other things. It was
still showing the same message with a blank "fuel Gauge". So I told XP to
shut down. It duly came up with the shutting down message, and then the
message "updates being installed 1....6...." or similar. I gave it some more
time and as the message remained unchanged, I switched off.
So why the diference? I tried the various net start and stop procedure for
BITS and WUA on the desktop, but that made no difference.