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Old 11-25-2009
proinwv
 

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no updates available
I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the microsoft process.

The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical updates are
needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it reports that no
critical updates are available for my computer.

Does anyone know what the problem must be???
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Old 11-25-2009
Randy Bell
 

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RE: no updates available
You say you have re-loaded XP SP3? The Service Pack 3 isn't that old; maybe
about four**** months or so; if you have SP3 installed, and then installed
the critical updates since SP3, you might indeed be up to date now.


"proinwv" wrote:

> I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the microsoft process.
>
> The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical updates are
> needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it reports that no
> critical updates are available for my computer.
>
> Does anyone know what the problem must be???
> --
> PROINWV

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Old 11-25-2009
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: no updates available
proinwv wrote:
> I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the
> microsoft process.
>
> The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical
> updates are needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it
> reports that no critical updates are available for my computer.
>
> Does anyone know what the problem must be???


Start button --> RUN
(no "RUN"? Press the "Windows Key" + R on your keyboard)
--> type in:
winver
--> Click OK.

The picture at the top of the window that opens will give you the general
(Operating System name) while the line starting with the word "version" will
give you the rest of the story. Post _both_ in response to this message
verbatim. No paraphrasing - instead - ensure character-for-character
copying.
;-)

If SP1 or later - download and install SP3 manually.
If no service pack is listed, download SP2 and install manually, reboot and
do the same for SP3.

Either way - then check for more updates.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
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http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


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Old 11-25-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: no updates available
Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
trustworthy at this point) then do a format & clean install of Windows.
Please note that another Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT fix
this!

cf. http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps

After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
the machine to the internet or a network and before using a USB key that
isn't brand-new or hasn't been freshly formatted:

5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/com...nced/xppc.mspx

Other helpful references include:

HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
(after a clean install)
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...5afa8ed33e121c

HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
clean install)
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...66ae41add7dd2b

Also see:

Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
http://www.microsoft.com/security/spyware/prevent.aspx

Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms
http://www.microsoft.com/security/worms/prevent.aspx

Avoid Rogue Security Software!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/rogue.aspx
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
www.banthecheck.com


proinwv wrote:
> I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the microsoft
> process.
>
> The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical updates are
> needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it reports that no
> critical updates are available for my computer.
>
> Does anyone know what the problem must be???


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Old 11-25-2009
proinwv
 

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Re: no updates available
Yes, the SP3 is a later disc. I loaded it from the disc.

The About Windows says:

Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.071130-1427: Service Pack 3, v.3264)
Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation

This product licensed under the terms of the End-User License Agreement to:
(my name)

Physical memory available to windows: 3,145,196 KB




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PROINWV


"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> proinwv wrote:
> > I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the
> > microsoft process.
> >
> > The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical
> > updates are needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it
> > reports that no critical updates are available for my computer.
> >
> > Does anyone know what the problem must be???

>
> Start button --> RUN
> (no "RUN"? Press the "Windows Key" + R on your keyboard)
> --> type in:
> winver
> --> Click OK.
>
> The picture at the top of the window that opens will give you the general
> (Operating System name) while the line starting with the word "version" will
> give you the rest of the story. Post _both_ in response to this message
> verbatim. No paraphrasing - instead - ensure character-for-character
> copying.
> ;-)
>
> If SP1 or later - download and install SP3 manually.
> If no service pack is listed, download SP2 and install manually, reboot and
> do the same for SP3.
>
> Either way - then check for more updates.
>
> --
> 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 11-25-2009
proinwv
 

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Re: no updates available
Before I do this, let me explain that this is how I got here.

This computer is 4+ yrs old. I was having many problems, which looked to be
software, so I decided to reinstall Windows XP. I did this from my disc, and
also from a SP3 disc.

Before this, the software would down load updates as it often did.

After reloading, I now keep getting the message that none are available
after it downloaded one update, KB958644 on 11/22/2009

From past experience, it seems that there should have been many more updates
to download that were issued after SP3.

I am hesitant to reload XP after having just done so.


--
PROINWV


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
> trustworthy at this point) then do a format & clean install of Windows.
> Please note that another Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT

fix
> this!
>
> cf. http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps
>
> After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
> take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
> the machine to the internet or a network and before using a USB key that
> isn't brand-new or hasn't been freshly formatted:
>
> 5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect/com...nced/xppc.mspx
>
> Other helpful references include:
>
> HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
> (after a clean install)
> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...5afa8ed33e121c
>
> HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
> clean install)
> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...66ae41add7dd2b
>
> Also see:
>
> Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/spyware/prevent.aspx
>
> Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/worms/prevent.aspx
>
> Avoid Rogue Security Software!
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/rogue.aspx
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> www.banthecheck.com
>
>
> proinwv wrote:
> > I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the microsoft
> > process.
> >
> > The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical updates are
> > needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it reports that no
> > critical updates are available for my computer.
> >
> > Does anyone know what the problem must be???

>
> .
>

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Old 11-25-2009
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: no updates available
proinwv wrote:
> Yes, the SP3 is a later disc. I loaded it from the disc.
>
> The About Windows says:
>
> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.071130-1427: Service Pack 3, v.3264)
> Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation
>
> This product licensed under the terms of the End-User License
> Agreement to: (my name)
>
> Physical memory available to windows: 3,145,196 KB


Could you verify the "version" line please. That seems wrong - at least
incomplete.

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MS-MVP
--
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http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


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Old 11-25-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: no updates available
> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.071130-1427: Service Pack 3, v.3264)
> Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation


WinXP SP3 Release Candidate 1


proinwv wrote:
> Yes, the SP3 is a later disc. I loaded it from the disc.
>
> The About Windows says:
>
> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.071130-1427: Service Pack 3, v.3264)
> Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation
>
> This product licensed under the terms of the End-User License Agreement
> to:
> (my name)
>
> Physical memory available to windows: 3,145,196 KB
>
>
>
>
>
>> proinwv wrote:
>>> I recently re-loaded my XP SP3 and activated it through the
>>> microsoft process.
>>>
>>> The original cd was 4 1/2 yrs old so I know that many critical
>>> updates are needed. However, everytime I check windows update, it
>>> reports that no critical updates are available for my computer.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know what the problem must be???

>>
>> Start button --> RUN
>> (no "RUN"? Press the "Windows Key" + R on your keyboard)
>> --> type in:
>> winver
>> --> Click OK.
>>
>> The picture at the top of the window that opens will give you the general
>> (Operating System name) while the line starting with the word "version"
>> will give you the rest of the story. Post _both_ in response to this
>> message verbatim. No paraphrasing - instead - ensure
>> character-for-character copying.
>> ;-)
>>
>> If SP1 or later - download and install SP3 manually.
>> If no service pack is listed, download SP2 and install manually, reboot
>> and
>> do the same for SP3.
>>
>> Either way - then check for more updates.
>>
>> --
>> 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 11-26-2009
MowGreen
 

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Re: no updates available
>> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.071130-1427: Service Pack 3, v.3264)
>> Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation

>
>
> WinXP SP3 Release Candidate 1


That's because SP3 RTM (Release to Manufacturing or Market) is not
installed, rather, it was a Release Candidate (final Beta release
v.3264). The Version info shows SP3 RC as installed in 2007.

XP SP3 RTM came out in April 2008. winver here now shows this fully
updated XP SP3 as:
Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804- 1435: Service Pack 3)

Notice there is *no* version showing after 'Service Pack 3' in the
Version info but there is in the Version info you posted.

Be happy that KB958644 installed or the system would have been
compromised by a Conficker variant, aka W32.Downadup
http://www.symantec.com/security_res...112203-2408-99


MowGreen
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============

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"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked"



proinwv wrote:

> Before I do this, let me explain that this is how I got here.
>
> This computer is 4+ yrs old. I was having many problems, which looked to be
> software, so I decided to reinstall Windows XP. I did this from my disc, and
> also from a SP3 disc.
>
> Before this, the software would down load updates as it often did.
>
> After reloading, I now keep getting the message that none are available
> after it downloaded one update, KB958644 on 11/22/2009
>
> From past experience, it seems that there should have been many more updates
> to download that were issued after SP3.
>
> I am hesitant to reload XP after having just done so.
>
>

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Old 11-26-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: no updates available
Why are you replying to my post, BroMow?

MowGreen wrote:
>>> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.071130-1427: Service Pack 3, v.3264)
>>> Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation

>>
>>
>> WinXP SP3 Release Candidate 1

>
> That's because SP3 RTM (Release to Manufacturing or Market) is not
> installed, rather, it was a Release Candidate (final Beta release
> v.3264). The Version info shows SP3 RC as installed in 2007.
>
> XP SP3 RTM came out in April 2008. winver here now shows this fully
> updated XP SP3 as:
> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804- 1435: Service Pack 3)
>
> Notice there is *no* version showing after 'Service Pack 3' in the
> Version info but there is in the Version info you posted.
>
> Be happy that KB958644 installed or the system would have been
> compromised by a Conficker variant, aka W32.Downadup
> http://www.symantec.com/security_res...112203-2408-99
>
>
> MowGreen
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
> banthecheck.com
> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked"
>
>
>
> proinwv wrote:
>
>> Before I do this, let me explain that this is how I got here.
>>
>> This computer is 4+ yrs old. I was having many problems, which looked to
>> be
>> software, so I decided to reinstall Windows XP. I did this from my disc,
>> and also from a SP3 disc.
>>
>> Before this, the software would down load updates as it often did.
>>
>> After reloading, I now keep getting the message that none are available
>> after it downloaded one update, KB958644 on 11/22/2009
>>
>> From past experience, it seems that there should have been many more
>> updates to download that were issued after SP3.
>>
>> I am hesitant to reload XP after having just done so.


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