Re: Trouble with Windows Update
Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP2) when
posting to this newsgroup.
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed and/or uninstalled IE8?
Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I installed IE8 and ran into serious problems with freezing, slowness,
> so I uninstalled it and got IE7 back. Since then for over a week and a
> I keep on getting the message that there are updates to download and
> but when I go to Windows Update nothing happens. Then my antivirus
> tells me I am not protected because updates for XP have not been
> and installed. Some times I get the download icon on my notification bar
> and when I click it, I get all these items that need to be downloaded.
> However, when I click to start the download, the icon disappears and
> nothing gets downloaded. If I go to see the update history the items
> appear with failed status. This process takes hours since the computer
> freezes in the process for periods of time and I get nowhere.
> PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!