Windows Update not working.

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by sard, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. sard

    sard Registered Member

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    I'm running windows 2000 and Automatic updates doesn't seem to be working.

    I've got it enabled in the control panel to notify me of available updates, and using Administrative Tools I can see the Automatic Updates service is enabled. But when I manually access Windows Update using Internet Explorer I can see 2 critical updates waiting to be installed, that I haven't been notified about.

    Is there a way to reinstall Automatic updates, or to fix it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Is your firewall blocking updates by any chance?
     
  3. iceni60

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    you could try looking at this link, and the links from the link. i tried checking the links provided, but because i'm useing xp it took me to the xp update page, so sorry if the links are of no use to you :)
     
  4. smiddy

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    Why not change to Linux lol but actuallly i had the same problem on Xp it was my Firewall Tiny Firewall im now using Zonealarm pro with no problems
     
  5. sard

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    Thank you so much :) I was a little too enthusiastic with my firewall blocking and had blocked outgoing Generic Host Process. It's all working now.
     
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    That's great news Sard.
     
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