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Old 07-16-2008
czr
 

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windows updates no go
I have repeatedly tried to do a live update and have not been able to for a
few months. At the end of the download process the computer will say it
wasnt able to download. it will do it every time. There are several
programs wating to be installed at shutdown that also wont install. please
help
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Old 07-16-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: windows updates no go
czr wrote:
> I have repeatedly tried to do a live update and have not been able
> to for a few months. At the end of the download process the
> computer will say it wasnt able to download. it will do it every
> time. There are several programs wating to be installed at
> shutdown that also wont install. please help


Live update is a Symantec thing.
Are you unable to get Windows Updates or Symantec Updates?
And which OS do you utilize?

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Old 07-16-2008
czr
 

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Re: windows updates no go
windows XP professional sp2

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> czr wrote:
> > I have repeatedly tried to do a live update and have not been able
> > to for a few months. At the end of the download process the
> > computer will say it wasnt able to download. it will do it every
> > time. There are several programs wating to be installed at
> > shutdown that also wont install. please help

>
> Live update is a Symantec thing.
> Are you unable to get Windows Updates or Symantec Updates?
> And which OS do you utilize?
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>

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Old 07-16-2008
czr
 

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Re: windows updates no go
windows updates

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> czr wrote:
> > I have repeatedly tried to do a live update and have not been able
> > to for a few months. At the end of the download process the
> > computer will say it wasnt able to download. it will do it every
> > time. There are several programs wating to be installed at
> > shutdown that also wont install. please help

>
> Live update is a Symantec thing.
> Are you unable to get Windows Updates or Symantec Updates?
> And which OS do you utilize?
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>

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Old 07-17-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: windows updates no go
czr wrote:
> I have repeatedly tried to do a live update and have not been able
> to for a few months. At the end of the download process the
> computer will say it wasnt able to download. it will do it every
> time. There are several programs wating to be installed at
> shutdown that also wont install. please help


Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Live update is a Symantec thing.
> Are you unable to get Windows Updates or Symantec Updates?
> And which OS do you utilize?


czr wrote:
> windows XP professional sp2


czr wrote:
> windows updates


Albeit I do not understand why it took two responses to answer the questions
(in reverse, no less)...

As many will tell you - ignore the title and symptoms listed in the article
referred to. Do method 1 and 2 and see if it fixes your issue whether or
not you repaired anything.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
Try method 1 and try to update*.
If fails - try method 2 and try to update*.

*try to update:
- Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
- If it asks you to install anything before you see a selection of "Custom"
or "Express" - do so.
- Once you see the "Custom" or "Express" selection, choose "Custom".
- Scan for updates.
- When it lists what it finds - install the critical ones.
- You are generally safe doing the Optional Software Updates. I suggest
avoiding the Optional Hardware Updates completely.

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Old 07-17-2008
dav
 

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RE: windows updates no go


"czr" wrote:

> I have repeatedly tried to do a live update and have not been able to for a
> few months. At the end of the download process the computer will say it
> wasnt able to download. it will do it every time. There are several
> programs wating to be installed at shutdown that also wont install. please
> help

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