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Old 12-18-2008
Oldbob
 

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Windows Updates not downloading
I have Windows XP SP3 and am using a 3G modem for Internet connection.
Although I can open the Update page and select critical updates, they do not
download. They say they are but the downloading is very slow and never
finishes.
This problem only seems to have occured since connecting with the 3G network.
I do not receive any error codes.
Any help would be much appreciated thanks
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Old 12-18-2008
bobwendt
 

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RE: Windows Updates not downloading
ditto.... reason why I am converting everything over to Mac bobwendt

"Oldbob" wrote:

> I have Windows XP SP3 and am using a 3G modem for Internet connection.
> Although I can open the Update page and select critical updates, they do not
> download. They say they are but the downloading is very slow and never
> finishes.
> This problem only seems to have occured since connecting with the 3G network.
> I do not receive any error codes.
> Any help would be much appreciated thanks

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Old 12-18-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows Updates not downloading
Start here: http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Oldbob wrote:
> I have Windows XP SP3 and am using a 3G modem for Internet connection.
> Although I can open the Update page and select critical updates, they do
> not
> download. They say they are but the downloading is very slow and never
> finishes.
> This problem only seems to have occured since connecting with the 3G
> network. I do not receive any error codes.
> Any help would be much appreciated thanks


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Old 12-18-2008
jazzysam
 

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RE: Windows Updates not downloading


"Oldbob" wrote:

> I have Windows XP SP3 and am using a 3G modem for Internet connection.
> Although I can open the Update page and select critical updates, they do not
> download. They say they are but the downloading is very slow and never
> finishes.
> This problem only seems to have occured since connecting with the 3G network.
> I do not receive any error codes.
> Any help would be much appreciated thanks

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Old 12-19-2008
Oldbob
 

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Re: Windows Updates not downloading
Thanks for your help, I carried out the tweak and updates started to download
and be completed, although still slow. This was at about midnight.
I tried again at 9am the next day and was amazed at how quick the downloads
were. I am all up to date now.
I wonder also whether traffic is less on the 3G network first thing in the
morning which allows faster downloads.
Regards
Oldbob

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Start here: http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> Oldbob wrote:
> > I have Windows XP SP3 and am using a 3G modem for Internet connection.
> > Although I can open the Update page and select critical updates, they do
> > not
> > download. They say they are but the downloading is very slow and never
> > finishes.
> > This problem only seems to have occured since connecting with the 3G
> > network. I do not receive any error codes.
> > Any help would be much appreciated thanks

>
>

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Old 12-19-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows Updates not downloading
Is this a DSL connection, Bob? If so, you'll find that your node can be
swamped at certain times of the day (e.g., 4 PM through Midnight or so)
because everyone else on your node is also downloading/uploading.

Oldbob wrote:
> Thanks for your help, I carried out the tweak and updates started to
> download and be completed, although still slow. This was at about
> midnight.
> I tried again at 9am the next day and was amazed at how quick the
> downloads
> were. I am all up to date now.
> I wonder also whether traffic is less on the 3G network first thing in the
> morning which allows faster downloads.
> Regards
> Oldbob
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Start here: http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> Oldbob wrote:
>>> I have Windows XP SP3 and am using a 3G modem for Internet connection.
>>> Although I can open the Update page and select critical updates, they do
>>> not
>>> download. They say they are but the downloading is very slow and never
>>> finishes.
>>> This problem only seems to have occured since connecting with the 3G
>>> network. I do not receive any error codes.
>>> Any help would be much appreciated thanks


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