Windows Update not working



Tref
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Although I saw a few pleas for help, I didn't see any solutions to this
problem. Windows Update is not working. When I navigate to the site
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/default.aspx?ln=en
I get the "Checking for the latest version of the Windows Update Software"
screen. It just sits there for a bit, with the word "Done" in the lower left
then "Done" goes away and the screen remains... no listed updates, no
prompts, no error messages, nothing.
In March, 2005, I was running SP2 and having no problems. In April, one
morning the computer wouldn't boot and I had to do a System Recovery. As a
result, I found I was back on SP1. I was finally able to find a download for
SP2, ran it and since then have been having several problems, including no
Windows Update capability.

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 16:33:13 -0700, Tref wrote:

> Although I saw a few pleas for help, I didn't see any solutions to this
> problem. Windows Update is not working. When I navigate to the site
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/default.aspx?ln=en
> I get the "Checking for the latest version of the Windows Update Software"
> screen. It just sits there for a bit, with the word "Done" in the lower left
> then "Done" goes away and the screen remains... no listed updates, no
> prompts, no error messages, nothing.
> In March, 2005, I was running SP2 and having no problems. In April, one
> morning the computer wouldn't boot and I had to do a System Recovery. As a
> result, I found I was back on SP1. I was finally able to find a download for
> SP2, ran it and since then have been having several problems, including no
> Windows Update capability.

There is a separate and active newsgroup for Windows Update:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Tref
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Thank you. I scanned previous requests for help and found the solution to my
problem.

"Sharon F" wrote:
>
> There is a separate and active newsgroup for Windows Update:
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

Dino
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Hey tref how did you fix it I been looking for days and cant sort it out

"Tref" wrote:

> Thank you. I scanned previous requests for help and found the solution to my
> problem.
>
> "Sharon F" wrote:
> >
> > There is a separate and active newsgroup for Windows Update:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US
> >
> > --
> > Sharon F
> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> >

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 23:01:02 -0700, Tref wrote:

> Thank you. I scanned previous requests for help and found the solution to my
> problem.

You're welcome and I'm glad to hear that you were able to find a solution
to your problem.
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Tref
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Hi Dino,
Click on the link Sharon gave:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US

In the Search box enter "and your post has fixed it!" including quotation
marks.
You should get just one thread dated 5/10/2005, containing 23 (or more)
posts and
labeled "1 helpful".
Open the thread. The response 5th from the top is in blue and from Patti
MacLeod.
Follow her instructions. You have to open Start/Run 12 separate times.
Good Luck!

PS: Concurrent with no WU, Shut Down was taking about 2 minutes when before
the System Recovery/Re-installation of SP2 was taking about 10-15 seconds.
Patti's fix for the no WU problem also fixed my slow shut down :)


"Dino" wrote:

> Hey tref how did you fix it I been looking for days and cant sort it out
>
> "Tref" wrote:
>
> > Thank you. I scanned previous requests for help and found the solution to my
> > problem.
> >
> > "Sharon F" wrote:
> > >
> > > There is a separate and active newsgroup for Windows Update:
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sharon F
> > > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> > >

charles.hudson3@btopenwor
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
to sharon fix for your update problem internet explorer windows update
after 2 mins nothing happens

go to tools internet options click security green x contols should be
medium click slider contol as low as it will go close then click page
refresh update should be working now dont FOR GET TO RESET X CONTOLS
WHEN
DONE CHUCK


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Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
On Tue, 24 May 2005 12:45:13 +0100,
charles.hudson3@btopenwor<charles.hudson3btopenwor.1pjc9z@> wrote:

> to sharon fix for your update problem internet explorer windows update
> after 2 mins nothing happens
>
> go to tools internet options click security green x contols should be
> medium click slider contol as low as it will go close then click page
> refresh update should be working now dont FOR GET TO RESET X CONTOLS
> WHEN
> DONE CHUCK

Thanks for your contribution (a good point that you bring up), Chuck, but I
wasn't the OP with an update problem.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


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