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Back to top #7 WilliamP WilliamP Topic Starter Members 111 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:02:51 PM Posted 12 June 2015 - 04:02 PM I now have SP3 but it still Then I installed Firefox because, well IE6 is useless. The Fix Windows Update was resuscitated with the oldest trick in the book, re-installing the software. Start the two services That's the good news.The bad news is that this only works for one go-round with Windows Update. check my blog

I went was able to get Microsoft Fix 50777 which got me the Custom and Express options for the updates. Register now Not a member yet? Register now! I finally did a Ctrl+Alt+Del & chose Task Manager & with some fiddling brought things back to life.

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Get the answer Saga LoutDec 9, 2013, 8:37 PM Event Cache is also a sub-folder in Windows\Software Distribution. Scanned for viruses, trojans and rootkits many times with many different programs. It has been driving me crazy(er) for 4 or 5 days now.

Update: A reader named Joseph pointed out that this is from an older version of Windows Update.(July 27, 2008) But the other log file, "WindowsUpdate.log" is a gold mine of information (this The "half" is a file called "Windows Update.log" which doesn't seem to be used any longer. There's no way for me to know how widespread this problem is. Windows Xp Windows Update Page Cannot Be Displayed Saga LoutDec 10, 2013, 7:50 AM Try the FixIt in this KB:- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956702 bamim2Dec 14, 2013, 9:12 PM After several days of trying, removing the OS & reinstalling & some dancing

Back to top #15 WilliamP WilliamP Topic Starter Members 111 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:02:51 PM Posted 13 June 2015 - 07:45 PM Amen to that. Windows Update Xp Download Then, the next window will include a tick box to "Don't ask me again about this update" or words to that effect. Report nonameatall 1Posts Monday October 21, 2013Registration date October 21, 2013 Last seen - Oct 21, 2013 04:44PM That was the move. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579269/windows-xp-wont-update/ Fixing Windows Update on XP SP3 0 Share: Security by Michael Horowitz 28 July 2008 5:05 am BST Up Next What a Trump presidency means for tech Bad news: Service Pack

thats my 2 cents. :-) Helpful +6 Report nee Jan 7, 2009 08:45AM I was wondering if you got the problem fixed and what was your solution because I'm also having Download Windows Xp Updates Manually bamim2Dec 9, 2013, 7:55 PM Thank you for you comments. Where is it etc? Then, rebooted & activated Windows.

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Then I noticed that it was the SAME update for 3 times in a row (I'm kinda slow), so I decided to go the Update site & try my luck again Or will all of the things listed REALLY stop working? Where Is Windows Update In Xp As soon as IE8 loads the web page, it fails with error 0x80248015 before the user can search for fixes.Why would anyone care? Windows Xp Update Page Cannot Be Displayed TekSavvy - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!!! [TekSavvy] by MrMazda86499.

the windows update/microsoft update webpages will not allow access unless windows "automatic updates" is turned on..step 2: at the "microsoft update" webpage (not the "windows update" webpage), when you initially click http://emhsoft.net/windows-xp/automatic-update-is-not-working-in-windows-xp.php Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Helpful +0 Report John Oct 20, 2013 10:00AM I'm having the same problem but cannot rename the Software Distribution folder because it says it is protected. I tried every other possible solution offered and none worked. Windows Xp Update Fix

windows-xp windows-update share|improve this question edited Oct 9 '13 at 17:12 asked Oct 9 '13 at 17:04 windohs 21113 Is it possible there are no updates? –CharlieRB Oct 9 Hardware too new? I may have missed the proper way to get help.I connect to the Net I "go direct". news Some of us just need a utility machine or an older machine running XP, nothing fancy.

Should fix the problem. Windows Xp Update Free Download Helpful +0 Report Jay Dec 20, 2013 02:28PM thank you Arun! While consumers are conditioned to call their hardware manufacturer for technical support, Microsoft offers free support for Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, IE7 and Windows Update.

So I did.

There's a pretty sticky SQL update I've battled with recently which fails to install then refuses to note my wishes on that "Don't ask" tick box. Path is C:\WINDOWS\ 2 >Once rename the folder go to Automatic updates from the control panel and disable and enable the Automatic updates. 3 >Once it is done restart the computer I had to use system restore repeatedly. Windows Update Xp Sp3 both of those "services" have to be enabled in order for windows automatic updates to work, and for being able to use the "microsoft update" website to install windows updates..

When I check the history, it shows that it has been installed MANY times. My computer wouldn't let me rename the C:\Windows\Software Distribution folder (due to the ReportingEvents.log file being in use) and so I created a new folder (named "Software Distribution NEW") and cut Edited by WilliamP, 12 June 2015 - 04:13 PM. More about the author In addition, a review of the update history (click on "Review your update history" in the left side gray stripe) showed no failures at all.

the last time that i did this, which was a few days ago, the scanning-for-updates took 42 minutes before i finally was prompted to install any updates..after having installed the "activex-control", Anyone have any suggestions? Helpful +4 Report gotaa Nov 19, 2013 05:50PM windows is worthless! By the way my computer has XP and that Reg.Key is on mine.

FALC0NDec 16, 2013, 10:22 PM Have you turned on auto updates to see if the system will update itself? Helpful +1 Report blackmax Sep 7, 2013 02:00AM I was pulling my hair up after formatting my hard drive--and installing windows xp...then windows update wouldn't work. either way, i don't want windows "automatic updates" to be running..step 4: after having installed the activex-control that you were initially prompted to install, at the "microsoft update" webpage, you will Thank you all very much.

Thanks, . Helpful +4 Report anonymous Nov 29, 2013 05:58PM Stop automatic update service and BITs service. also, the "background intelligent transfer service" must be set to "manual", the default setting, so that it can run..i just mention it in case you have those "services" disabled, which can the other is the "package installer for windows", which is used by "windows update"/"microsoft update" for installing updates..after installing the two updates that you are initially prompted to install, you then

I beweve they ah, Bwian. Of course that is not on this computer.I will let you know how it turns out. Edited by JohnC_21, 13 June 2015 - 07:01 PM. How can I overcome this?