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Xp pro will not update

By thadden ·
My xp pro will not update from the Microsoft website anymore. I have tried the fixes from the Microsoft help sites to no avail. The update site can scan my system and identify updates required but after accepting the agreement, the download box justsits there doing nothing.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

Tim Hadden

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by fadbel In reply to Xp pro will not update

There is a possibility that you are using a third party download accelerator. If so, disable or remove it for these updates and try again. Other than that, try booting in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORK. Then go to the update site and try it. The beauty of XP is allowing Network access while in safe mode and also allowing updates. Safe mode will prevent any backround tasks from interfering with your downloads (they just won't load).

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by Miroslavvv In reply to Xp pro will not update

Are you using a legal copy of Windows XP?

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by MMerritt In reply to Xp pro will not update

I corrected this same exact problem on my xp pro o/s by running setup and re-installing it from my cd. Look for the file "update class" in the folder c:\windows\downloaded program files\ which was somehow missing from my system. If this file is missing or corrupted in your system it might be better to try to restore it first and if this is the case and works, fine, if not you can try running setup.

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by Reierson In reply to Xp pro will not update

Tech support at Toshiba told me that many machines require that the "network" installation (not the "Express" installation) is required for successful service pack 1 implementation. Like you, the download took HOURS and then seemed to go nowhere. I tried twice on one station and after hours of download I eventually received a "path not found" message and was advised to abort the "upgrade" since proceeding could render my system "unstable". The network download is 134 MB (HOURS at DSL speeds)and is found at www.microsoft.com --- NOT through the UPDATE WINDOWS option in XP "help."

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