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Milhouse Van Houten
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      06-11-2005
Just upgraded to MS Update from WU on my already fully-updated SP2 system,
and it went well (after a reboot) except that when I go to actually check
for updates via MS Update (custom or express), the animated progress bar
"Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." never completes no
matter how long I give it. Previously, WU would never take more than about
10 seconds on this screen. It's as if the server is down, but I've tried
this several times over the last day or two to no avail. I checked the WU
log and there's only positive things there, no signs of errors or problems.
The other functions of the page work fine, such as the history and change
settings.

Is MS Update working for you guys now?


 
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B. Katay
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      06-11-2005
same problem here. (I was in the WU beta, it is matter?)
B.

"Milhouse Van Houten" wrote:

> Just upgraded to MS Update from WU on my already fully-updated SP2 system,
> and it went well (after a reboot) except that when I go to actually check
> for updates via MS Update (custom or express), the animated progress bar
> "Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." never completes no
> matter how long I give it. Previously, WU would never take more than about
> 10 seconds on this screen. It's as if the server is down, but I've tried
> this several times over the last day or two to no avail. I checked the WU
> log and there's only positive things there, no signs of errors or problems.
> The other functions of the page work fine, such as the history and change
> settings.
>
> Is MS Update working for you guys now?
>
>
>

 
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Milhouse Van Houten
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      06-11-2005
"B. Katay" <B. > wrote in message
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> same problem here. (I was in the WU beta, it is matter?)
> B.


Don't think so, since I never installed the beta version on this machine.


 
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Alan
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      06-11-2005
Milhouse Van Houten wrote:
> Just upgraded to MS Update from WU on my already fully-updated SP2 system,
> and it went well (after a reboot) except that when I go to actually check
> for updates via MS Update (custom or express), the animated progress bar
> "Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." never completes no
> matter how long I give it. Previously, WU would never take more than about
> 10 seconds on this screen. It's as if the server is down, but I've tried
> this several times over the last day or two to no avail. I checked the WU
> log and there's only positive things there, no signs of errors or problems.
> The other functions of the page work fine, such as the history and change
> settings.
>
> Is MS Update working for you guys now?
>
>

Do you have a firewall that needs to be told the website has
changed?

Also, try disabling Microsoft Update. Execute windows update and
your PC should revert back to windowsupdate. If that works, try
downloading and installing MS Update again.

To disable MS Update: Go to update.microsoft.com and click on
Change Settings in the left frame. Page all the way down and
click the box that says to disable the software.
 
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Milhouse Van Houten
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      06-12-2005
"Alan" <> wrote in message
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> Do you have a firewall that needs to be told the website has changed?


No, fortunately I don't bother with software firewalls.

> Also, try disabling Microsoft Update. Execute windows update and your PC
> should revert back to windowsupdate. If that works, try downloading and
> installing MS Update again.


Yes, I saw that and will try that next, though a couple other people have
reported this issue too, so I'll wait a little longer to see how things
shake out here.


 
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B. Katay
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      06-12-2005
Thanks, Alan! I disable WU (or MU???), than reboot (for sure), than it was
install automatically and now works (even the web interface).
B.

"Alan" wrote:

> Milhouse Van Houten wrote:
> > Just upgraded to MS Update from WU on my already fully-updated SP2 system,
> > and it went well (after a reboot) except that when I go to actually check
> > for updates via MS Update (custom or express), the animated progress bar
> > "Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." never completes no
> > matter how long I give it. Previously, WU would never take more than about
> > 10 seconds on this screen. It's as if the server is down, but I've tried
> > this several times over the last day or two to no avail. I checked the WU
> > log and there's only positive things there, no signs of errors or problems.
> > The other functions of the page work fine, such as the history and change
> > settings.
> >
> > Is MS Update working for you guys now?
> >
> >

> Do you have a firewall that needs to be told the website has
> changed?
>
> Also, try disabling Microsoft Update. Execute windows update and
> your PC should revert back to windowsupdate. If that works, try
> downloading and installing MS Update again.
>
> To disable MS Update: Go to update.microsoft.com and click on
> Change Settings in the left frame. Page all the way down and
> click the box that says to disable the software.
>

 
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Milhouse Van Houten
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      06-12-2005
"B. Katay" <> wrote in message
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> Thanks, Alan! I disable WU (or MU???), than reboot (for sure), than it was
> install automatically and now works (even the web interface).
> B.


WHAT works? WU or MU?


 
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lvee
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      06-12-2005
Try registering the following:

Click Start, select Run and type (pressing enter after each one and wait for
the
success message):

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll


or

Click Start, select Run and type (pressing enter after each one and wait for
the
success message):

net.exe stop wuauserv
Press Ok

Repeat for the following:
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
net.exe start wuauserv

Press enter after each one and wait for the success message
"Milhouse Van Houten" <> wrote in message
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> "B. Katay" <> wrote in message
> news:E8205E6E-6FC9-4D9A-816C-...
>> Thanks, Alan! I disable WU (or MU???), than reboot (for sure), than it
>> was
>> install automatically and now works (even the web interface).
>> B.

>
> WHAT works? WU or MU?
>



 
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Burak YANIKOGLU
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      07-18-2005
any solution for this problem?...

"Milhouse Van Houten" wrote:

> "B. Katay" <> wrote in message
> news:E8205E6E-6FC9-4D9A-816C-...
> > Thanks, Alan! I disable WU (or MU???), than reboot (for sure), than it was
> > install automatically and now works (even the web interface).
> > B.

>
> WHAT works? WU or MU?
>
>
>

 
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