Re: Updates fail to download/install
What problems were you having that you though reinstalling Vista might
Did you do a Repair Install or did you format the HDD & do a clean install?
What anti-virus application or security suite was installed prior to
reinstalling Vista and was your subscription still current?
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed now and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?
Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it and which would have been reinstalled, but invalid, when you reinstalled
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> Had to reinstall Vista a week ago. Now Windows Update doesn't seem to work
> properly. When running Windows Update I get a window saying "X updates are
> downloaded" but the speed is 0. After a while I get an error message in
> Update History saying the updates failed. I haven't been able to see any
> error codes. There are plenty of updates that fail, but interestingly
> 30% seems to go well.
> Any ideas?