All update installs fail

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Stef, Jun 12, 2010.

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    Stef Guest

    On W2000 windows update was downloading and installing a long list of updates.
    Had to start several times and restart new update
    Everything went fine
    ABout 90 updates were downloaded and install of the started
    Suddenly after update 14 of 90 the process stopped
    Lost the KBnr something with Media player.
    Afterwards no possibility any more to install updates.
    Even with detailed and only one it does not work any more
    All installs happen immediately
    Then I get the message all instaal failed
    No error message and no possibilty to get it working again
    Nor manual nor automatic works
    Where can I start?
     
    Stef, Jun 12, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Stef

    You can start by abandoning W2000 and going to another OS like XP,Vista,Win7. You
    will not be able to update your W2K since most updates excluding Security Updates
    has been removed by MS in accordance with the agreement between themselves and SUN
    Microsystems. This has come into effect as of Oct 2009 and since then all Updates
    have been removed with the exception of Security Updates.
    Even though you will see the Updates including Service Packs you will not be able to
    install them since they will not download. MS should remove these dead downloads so
    people should not get all perplexed when trying to download them

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    Peter Foldes, Jun 12, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Stef

    You can start by abandoning W2000 and going to another OS like XP,Vista,Win7. You
    will not be able to update your W2K since most updates excluding Security Updates
    has been removed by MS in accordance with the agreement between themselves and SUN
    Microsystems. This has come into effect as of Oct 2009 and since then all Updates
    have been removed with the exception of Security Updates.
    Even though you will see the Updates including Service Packs you will not be able to
    install them since they will not download. MS should remove these dead downloads so
    people should not get all perplexed when trying to download them


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    Peter Foldes, Jun 12, 2010
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  4. Are you running Win2K SP4? Is IE6 installed?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Note: Extended Support for Win2K SP4 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date,
    computers running Win2K SP4 "will no longer receive software updates from
    Windows Update" (i.e., Automatic Updates will not work and Windows Update
    website will not be accessible).

    • What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 12, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Robear

    With 90 Updates for W2K the OP has no more than SP2. Since my W2K was always updated
    there was only 103 updates including security fixes for W2K after SP2 (inclSP3 and
    SP4). As of last Oct you are not able to download any of the W2K Service Packs and
    install them. They still show but when you start downloading any one of them you
    find out real quick that it does not work.

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    Peter Foldes, Jun 13, 2010
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  6. This agreement only ever affected updates to Microsoft Java.

    Windows 2000 is very close to end of extended support, so it should be upgraded,
    but any problems with installing updates (other than MS Java updates) are
    certainly not related to Sun.

    It should still be possible, at the very least, to download and install updates
    for Windows 2000 from the Microsoft Download Center.

    Harry.


    This has come into effect as of Oct 2009 and since then
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 17, 2010
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  7. I've just downloaded the Windows 2000 SP4 network installer (from the download
    center) without any difficulty. Are you talking about the Windows Update web
    site in particular?

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 17, 2010
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