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Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #37 01-03-2014, 05:05 PM ftg Guest Join Date: Feb 2001 Quote: Originally Posted by What the .... ?!?! No, create an account now. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Nett0 Nett0 Members 11 posts OFFLINE Local time:12:36 AM Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:10 Fortyfold View Public Profile Find all posts by Fortyfold #12 10-24-2013, 12:11 PM DJ Motorbike Guest Join Date: Oct 2006 Quote: Originally Posted by Superhal I was forced Check This Out

I found a lot of threads talking about how it's a known Inspiron 1501 problem, but I've flashed the BIOS to the latest version and it's still giving me the warning. I recently did a fresh install of XP, installed SP3 from disk, and it still won't update, either through automatic updates, or on the Windows update website. Stop the Automatic Updates service and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 2. Windows Update on Windows 7 is still a problem Cortana: The spy in Windows 10 Newsletters Sign up and receive the latest news, reviews and trends on your favorite technology topics.

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When does it become risky? Two of the machines needed a few patches, one was up-to-date, except for the November edition of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.On the first machine, I was able get Windows Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #31 10-30-2013, 05:12 AM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Quote: Originally Posted by Rhythmdvl It's hanging up on upgrading .NET, but Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your hardware and more.

Is there an easy fix or should I just keep this thing off the internet? The sound has failed and it wasn't reading the CD-ROM either or it would have had Linux on it ages ago (been lurking here for six months, just left it plugged It's mature, runs a lot of everyday software, can be very easy (and intuitively familiar) to use, and can have a very small footprint. Windows Xp Windows Update Page Cannot Be Displayed I've heard that Windows XP won't update but don't really know how that will affect me.

Edited by Nacster, 26 October 2012 - 06:19 PM. What's worse, automatic updates runs an svchost process that consumes 99% of the CPU time, rendering the PC unusable unless automatic updates is turned off. Thanks!!!! I first experienced the problem on Nov 19th, then again on the 20th and just verified today (the 21st) that it has not yet been corrected.Three different machines in two physical

What the .... ?!?! Cannot Access Windows Update Windows 10 Jul 26, 2011 #2 Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 777 +57 Regarding trouble connecting to Windows Update, take a look at this, you'll need to add some entries to the Trusted It has wireless capability and a functioning Ethernet port, but Windows Update refuses to run. Myglaren View Public Profile Find all posts by Myglaren Bookmarks del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google reddit StumbleUpon Twitter « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email

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PastTense View Public Profile Find all posts by PastTense #4 10-23-2013, 05:37 PM Esox Lucius Guest Join Date: Nov 2011 Quote: Originally Posted by Kimballkid I don't know That said, it might be worthwhile to keep tinkering with it in the hope that it will eventually be up to date. Where Is Windows Update In Xp Email a friend To Use commas to separate multiple email addresses From Privacy Policy Thank you Your message has been sent. Windows Update Xp Download On the off chance that that is indeed the issue (odd, though), do I care?

Once it was set to 'auto' all was well. his comment is here Lips_Obsession View Public Profile Find all posts by Lips_Obsession #23 10-25-2013, 11:03 PM Binkley Guest Join Date: Oct 2013 Had the exact same issue with a fresh install My main home computer is an HP Mini netbook that I'd love to keep going as long as I can. sailor View Public Profile Find all posts by sailor #20 10-24-2013, 07:48 PM Fear Itself ɯǝlqoɹd ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ǝʍ 'uoʇsnoɥ Charter Member Join Date: Apr 1999 Location: Flavortown Windows Xp Update Page Cannot Be Displayed

Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #19 10-24-2013, 07:42 PM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Make sure you have the latest Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #33 01-02-2014, 01:42 PM jmfridey Guest Join Date: Jan 2014 It took me a while to cut this one down. Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #35 01-03-2014, 11:19 AM What the .... ?!?! this contact form Following Binkley's link, as soon as I manually updated IE8, Windows Update began working.

Click here to Register a free account now! Download Windows Xp Updates Manually It may also mess up booting from the old Windows partition so you need to know how to do Grub stuff if you want to fix that. (I actually set it What happens if you try that?

Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #9 10-24-2013, 12:02 AM engineer_comp_geek Robot Mod in Beta Testing Moderator Join Date: Mar 2001 Location: Pennsylvania Posts: 15,876 It's not that bad

The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. You can manually download the service packs from Microsoft's web site. Runs from Windows 95 up. Windows Xp Update Free Download No joy.

sailor View Public Profile Find all posts by sailor #22 10-25-2013, 12:11 PM Lips_Obsession Guest Join Date: Apr 2004 We have a whole office full of WinXP SP3 I would have put Linux on it but the CD-ROM wouldn't work, nor the floppy drive, and it was too old to boot from USB although I did install PLOP to Rhythmdvl View Public Profile Visit Rhythmdvl's homepage! navigate here BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP!

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There is no virus on this computer. I can’t figure out why, because the Fix it for Me link is just a .cab file that I can’t do anything with. You can skip a few iterations if you can find and download SP3. Rather than focus on the latest news or devices, this blog aims to be educational.

sailor View Public Profile Find all posts by sailor #32 10-30-2013, 08:36 AM Rhythmdvl Charter Member Join Date: Oct 1999 Location: Shakedown Street Posts: 12,932 Thanks. Send questions for Cecil Adams to: [email protected] comments about this website to: [email protected] Terms of Use / Privacy Policy Advertise on the Straight Dope! (Your direct line to thousands of the Also check if you have the right version of .Net. That's a separate issue, though (mentioning it here in case it sparks anyone's memory) and will re-post if necessary.

I'd love to install Linux on it (I do most of my surfing on a Linux VM on my office machine), but most games for the Dudeling are PC only. Also, Microsoft continues to update their Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows XP every month.Most likely, this is a bug rather than an intentional action by Microsoft. For one thing, Windows Update Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases Sorry There was an error emailing this page.

But that's all it's doing. If he/we have to insert a disk each time, that's really cutting their life expectancy way down. Rather, the updates are all failing. . Linux!

Gave it back, more trouble than it was worth.