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It seems the only problem is getting the update site to run, there isn't a problem with installing updates, once we get all of them on we have month to fix it before it is desperate :tazz:
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Keith,
I had to take an evening off from computer fixing.
I found your second post with 4 more links to updates, which I downloaded to a local directory on c:\ and then successfully installed each of them.
Shall I search for each link needed and download them individually?
Why is there one month to fix the automatic install?
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Which updates do you need

Does Microsoft Update say any are available

Microsoft release monthly updates
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I just checked on MS Update site and after the scan (chose Custom), only SP2 is recommended.
Download is 75MB, so I may be a while if I download that.
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It is only a 266 MB download if this does not install with Microsoft Update :tazz:
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OK.
I will try to do update directly from MS Update site.
I'll be back after a long while.
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It will probably be 112MB, see you later

Hope it goes well
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Keith,
No success.
The process got through a 1.60 MB download, then showed "verifying", then "Installing" and failed.
The "details" link showed: 0 successful, 1 failed, and 39 remaining.
Shall I search the MS site for each one and download and install manually?
Tim

List of 39 follows:
814078: Security Update (Microsoft Jscript version 5.6, Windows 2000, Windows XP)
816093: Security Update Microsoft Virtual Machine (Microsoft VM)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB873339)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB885836)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB888302)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB891781)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB888113)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3, English Version
Security Update for Windows Messenger (KB887472)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB885835)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896422)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB898458)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905495)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896424)
Update for Windows XP (KB835409)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB905915)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 8 for Windows XP (KB911565)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB911565)
Security Update for Windows Media Player Plug-in (KB911564)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB913446)

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You can either have AutoPatcher XP Feb 06 Beta Full 224MB

http://www.terafiles.org/AP.html

OR

Download the ones you need here

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/

AutoPatcher has its own installer
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Keith,
Thanks for the links. I looked at each and will try one later tonite when more time is available.
I will let you know progress after install attempt.
Tim
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Looking at the list, and considering they have to be downloaded individually, it could be a long job, AutoPatcher would do them in one go, and you can start the download and go do something else, save it to a folder you create because then you will only need to add the updates to it, 20MB
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I have one quick suggestion which may help you out:

Download Dial-a-fix from http://fileforum.bet...ll/1131569373/2

When you download it, double-click on it to extract all of its files. Then open the folder it creates. Double-click on the file called Dial-a-fix.

In the upper-right hand corner, check the box next to Fix Windows Update and then click on GO. After it is done fixing, restart your computer and then try to get the updates by opening IE and going to Tools > Windows Update.


That may completely fix your windows update problem. Let me know how it goes.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 19 March 2006 - 04:42 PM.

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Keith, computerwiz12890,
I tried the Dial_a_fix_Full suggestion with no success.
I noticed, however, that there was a small note on the MS Update site telling me that the file had been downloaded, and not installed. I looked in IE for a tool to install updates, no luck.
I looked in control panel and found I have the automatic update "ON" but checked the choice to install at a later time.
How shall I proceed?
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Check with Microsoft Update, when it shows you ones to install, if it is a few then use software patch to get only the ones you need, if it is lots, go with the first link and save the download, then run it to install the updates
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The March update for autopatcher is about now so you need to save FEB 06 Beta Full

http://www.terafiles.org/AP.html

Then get the March 2006 update from here

http://ap.watchin.me.uk/
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