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GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDATES WEB SITES

By BLLYONS41 ·
I HAVE A XP PRO COMPUTER THAT GETS JAMBED UP EVERY TIME I TRY TO GET ONTO MICROSOFT.UPDATES WEB SITE. HOW DO I REPAIR THAT PROBLEM? I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO UPDATE THIS COMPUTER FOR MONTHS. I CAN GO ON ANY OTHER WEB SITE BUT THE UPDATES SITE.

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by FreeTechie In reply to GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDA ...

Windows has recently changed how they update windows via the website. They used to use WinINET and now use WinHTTP. Make sure you have the latest BITS 2.0 from MS.

Just a couple questions...

1. XP with Service Pack 2?
2. Internet via Router/Broadband Modem? or Work with a corporate firewall with a proxy server?

A couple of solutions, download AutoPatcher XP AUGUST http://www.autopatcher.com/ (automatically patch what you need)
or http://www.thehotfix.net/ has Windows Sp3 Preview (all critical and hotfix patches in a zip file since sp2 came out)
or http://windowsupdate.62nds.com (another auto update but will check what you need)

None of these bypass WGA or are for illegal use.

You can also try this for help
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US

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by FreeTechie In reply to GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDA ...

Windows has recently changed how they update windows via the website. They used to use WinINET and now use WinHTTP. Make sure you have the latest BITS 2.0 from MS.

Just a couple questions...

1. XP with Service Pack 2?
2. Internet via Router/Broadband Modem? or Work with a corporate firewall with a proxy server?

A couple of solutions, download AutoPatcher XP AUGUST http://www.autopatcher.com/ (automatically patch what you need)
or http://www.thehotfix.net/ has Windows Sp3 Preview (all critical and hotfix patches in a zip file since sp2 came out)
or http://windowsupdate.62nds.com (another auto update but will check what you need)

None of these bypass WGA or are for illegal use.

You can also try this for help
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US

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by BLLYONS41 In reply to GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDA ...

COMPUTER ONLY HAS SP1 INSTALLED. WHEN I INSTALLED SP-2 THE SYSTEM FROZE UP.

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by BLLYONS41 In reply to GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDA ...
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by mikeewalton In reply to GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDA ...

Do you have a valid key? Windows update now validates your key before letting you veiw updates.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to GETTING ON MICROSOFT UPDA ...

I think maybe it's spyware and/or viruses.
you could probably work around it by getting a firewall product such as zonealarm. also you can order a cd cheaply with XP sp2 on it from microsoft. www.microsoft.com
but if you are seeing other performance, freezes and hangs it would make sure my system was clean from spyware and viruses.
i would download, install and update my antivirus software and some spyware softwawre like ad-aware SE personal from www.lavasoft.com
then reboot your computer in safe mode and turn off system restore
scan your computer with first the ad-aware and then the anti-virus until each comes clean 2 consequtive scanss

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