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Depends on the setting, which you can choose from security centre, automatic updates

Did you try updates after starting background, choose custom install if you do

Can you download the file in post 34 here if it still does not run, and check the settings outlined in the post

http://www.geekstogo...ndpost&p=589185
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Keith,
I tried update after starting background, chose custom install, still unsuccessful.
Downloaded the file in Post 34, unzipped and ran. Results as follows:
Settings
Download signed ActiveX controls: Allowed
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Prompt
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Prompt
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Blank....(should be: Allowed)
Active scripting: Blank....(should be: Allowed)
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Blank....(should be: Allowed)

I went to into Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Security
chose Custom Level, and made the recommended settings.
Ran the file from Post 34 again with same results.

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Can you check if the file in post 10 installs now
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Keith,
file in post 10 looked like it ran, the firewall reported it tried to perform two actions and I allowed both.
Then I tried MS Update again, express install. The following was unsuccessful:
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
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Was that the only one it tried or the only one of all that failed

Can you use custom so you can try installing them in ones and twos
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Keith,
Using "Custom" I get same result. I see no other files popping up in update window.
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If you click start, control panel, add / remove, put a tick in show updates, have you got a list of hotfixes

Does custom install say no updates available with a list of options on the left
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Keith,
Started control panel, add/remove programs.
Can't find place to put a tick in or show updates, but there is a list of hotfixes further down the list of programs.
Custom install does not say "no updates..", and has no list of options on left.
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The box for show updates is at the top of the add / remove box but must be in if you can see the hotfixes

Can you check the installed on dates for the hotfixes

When you press custom install, the green bar runs? but says nothing afterwards
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Keith,
I dont see a box at the top of add / remove.
I see no dates on the hotfixes, only name of hotfix and file size.
Ran custom update again, then opened "details" and found the following:

Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
0 KB , 0 minutes (Downloaded; ready to install)
This update installs a permanent copy of Package Installer for Windows to enable software updates to have a significantly smaller download size. The Package Installer facilitates the install of software updates for Microsoft Windows operating systems and other Microsoft products. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
Total: 0 KB , 0 minutes (Downloaded; ready to install)

Tried to install, and was unsuccessful.
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This is the direct link for it

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en
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Keith,
The installer downloaded and installed successfully.
I went back to MS Update and tried custom install.
This time I saw a list of recommended updates, checked 5 for a total of 2 MB, and then install.
The following updates were Unsuccessful:
Security Update for Windows XP (KB835732)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - March 2006 (KB890830)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914798)
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See how this goes

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en
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Then

http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en

Then

http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en

Then

http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en

Then

http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en
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Keith,
Downloaded and ran that executable. It found no malicious software.
I am going to stop here for tonight.
If you have another recommendation, I will try it tomorrow AM.
Thanks
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