Fresh install of XP - Updating for 1'st time

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by luciddream, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    You used to be able to accomplish this by setting the "Automatic Update" setting to Download automatically but let me choose when to install them. It would then show you that icon in the lower right corner of the screen when it found/downloaded updates, and let you install them then. You only had to do that for the first round of updates... after that you could download them manually and turn the setting to never search for updates.

    But now it doesn't seem to work. I set it to search for updates automatically, both to install later & the highest setting to download automatically & install at a given time, and neither seem to work. Nothing ever happens. I just tried it about 2 months ago and it worked just fine. So I wonder, has something changed since then?

    Much obliged for any help...
     
  2. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

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    How you ran that fix update tool for xp?
     
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    @luciddream Are you getting an error message? If not, and it seems to be stuck on searching for updates, just let it run, as it may a few hours before the check for updates completes. Also, it's possibly it may install some updates silently while doing the inistall search for updates.
     
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  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    You could always try something like WSUS Offline Update in case nothing else works.
     
  5. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Just use Rising PC Doctor v6.0.click on "leaks" and it`ll download all the fixes(updates)you need.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  6. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

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    When I use to update XP I set the "Automatic Update" setting (Notify me, but don't automatically download
    or install them) and would get the notification icon in system tray. Clicked on it and was able to download and
    install the updates.
     
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