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Mutch

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Hi
Not sure if I am the correct place, but here goes:
Have a yellow shield icon on bottom toolbar which continually says " Downloading updates: 6%" What is this, should I worry about it, is it actually downloading?
Thanks from the cyber desert.
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It sounds like you windows updates, if you double click on it you should be able to see what is downloading.
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Hi Alzemer
Absolutely nothing wrong with your English. Wan't to try my French? Seriously, double clicking on the icon yeilds nothing. Also, nothing seems to be downloading on my connection either ????
Thanks,
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You cannot see the downloaded updates until windows updates reach 100%. If you suspect that windows updates is stuck, go to Control Panel, open Automatic Updates, check the option that cancels automatic updates and click Apply. Now enable automatic updates and click Apply. This should wipe off the 6% which is downloaded and will start a new download. If still no good, please let us know.
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Hi Skeptic
Unable to turn Auto Updates off and then back on as all is greyed out by previous Administrator. What now?
Cheers
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If you are not in the administrator account or you are not the administrator, then you need to be.
That is the only way you can do what The Skeptic suggests.
We need to try that 1st.
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Hi Guys
I am not the Administrator and do not know what that password is. Did however try a boot and now updates is stuck at 5% :D
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We may have a problem here (Administrator etc.). Try to download Dial-A-Fix from list below. Run the program and click Fix Windows Update. A number of boxes will check automatically. Click Go.

If, as suggested by 123runner, the previous administrator limited other users access to Control Panel or to Windows Updates, then what I suggested may not help.
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Hi
Thanks for the Dial a fix. It removed the restriction, but Skeptic's sujestion does not clear the 5% problem. Seems like I should be getting past the 5% mark, right?
Cheers,
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Hi
I almost think we are getting somewhere....Where, is the issue ;)

Dial a fix got around the Administrator problem. Could not get things going so I did a manuel download of updates ( 100MB in 5 hours.....isn't 3G great!) Question is why do I still have the message " Downloading updates: 7% "? Have I not downloaded all the available updates for now :D
Cheers,
Ken
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