Windows Updates??

Status
Not open for further replies.

philghost

Solid State Member
Messages
11
Hi,

Can anuone help me please?

I have tried everything to access microsoft windows updates and still cannot get the updates for xp.

Can i get the updates any other way.

phil
 

Tyler1989

Fully Optimized
Messages
3,339
No you can't unless you manually update from there site. Did you activate your copy of XP, is it a "real" copy, do you have spyware, are you using IE, can you give me some more info?
 

philghost

Solid State Member
Messages
11
I am not using spy and my xp is oem and i have a licence number.
I use AOL to search.

Thanks for your reply

phil
 

ImUseless

In Runtime
Messages
227
This is a link from windows download center. It is search results
for ALL XP updates with the MOST RECENT starting first.

Now I use this to directly download updates to my pc because I
dont like using windows update and I have dialup.

This is slow compared to checking all the updates you want and
installing directly from Microsoft at once but I prefer this method
because I can read/save the tech bulletins for my updates while
Im dl'ing my sec/crit etc updates. Hope this helps. Most of the
updates may require a validation process but should be problem
free.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&freetext=&DisplayLang=en&DisplayEnglishAlso=


Also, it is a shame that autopatcher is no longer being updated but
it is a great program that installs all the needed updates via one program-like a service pack. I loved it for W2K. The XP version is
pretty close to up to date with the latest updates from microsoft-
check it out if you wish and there forums are helpful.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=299731
 

Tyler1989

Fully Optimized
Messages
3,339
I'd rather use a program from microsoft so I know it's legit. Also your problem is Microsoft update only works with IE.
 

ImUseless

In Runtime
Messages
227
To each his own. These guys work very hard to help the
average pc user keep their system up to date.

I have used the W2K patch and have had atleast 12 of my
friends use the XP patch and it has received no complaints
and in fact is rather a nice piece of software that is no more
than a microsoft hotfix chaining program which is much more
helpful than Microsoft qchain.

Dont use it then.
 

EricB

Chillin Techie
Messages
11,861
Location
USA
windows update only works with Internet Explorer. they do that on purpose. so click on IE while your A.O.L. is on and then head there
 

philghost

Solid State Member
Messages
11
BRILLIANT ADVICE!

Thanks so much for all your help, everything is great now. I now have succesfully updated the comp and can continue to do so.

All the advice i recieved was very helpful!

WHAT A TEAM!!

Regards

Phil
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top