Re: Windows Updates Won't Automatically Download After XP Repair Insta
Absent any Errors in your windowsupdate.log, you may be seeing a delay
caused by excessive demand on the servers. It can take up to 7 days for all
Automatic Update users to get new updates when so many have been released.
(Since WinXP SP3 was released to Automatic Update earlier this month, it
could take longer than that!)
You can try downloading/installing the updates via Windows/Microsoft Update:
Understand that by doing so, you're pushing all the Automatic Updates users
further back in the queue (which may explain, at least in part, why
Automatic Updates hasn't brought them in for you yet).
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> After running a Window XP Repair/Install, Windows Update (WU) won't
> updates automatically.
> Specifically, I've set up my WU download selection to "Download updates
> me, but let me choose when to install them."
> Although the yellow Notification Icon appears in the system tray, the
> mouse-over message reads: "Downloading updates: 0%", and never goes any
> After approximately 60-90 seconds, the icon disappears from the tray
> ever prompting me with the "Updates are ready to install" message that
> become accustomed to seeing.
> Please note: After my XP Repair Install, I was able to use MS Update to
> manually download and install Windows Updates (after re-registering the
> wuapi, wuweb, atl, wups2, wuaueng1, wups, MSXML3, wucltui, and wuaueng
> with no problem
> However, I purposely did not manually download a few of the more recent
> Windows Updates to test the "Download, but let me install" setting and
> sure it was working properly -- which it isn't.
> Any suggestions? Or will this situation correct itself as "future"
> are issued?