auto update stopped working at end of march

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by mj, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. mj

    mj Guest

    no apparent error messages. I am just not getting auto updates of
    patches any more. I understand there have been some updates and
    defender
    doesn't update either.

    thanks
     
    mj, Apr 15, 2007
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    blue chip blues, Apr 15, 2007
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  3. Does it start to download at all? I get it to start but it gets hung up and
    freezes after about 3 minutes? Don't mean to add to your woes, just want
    someone to out there to perhaps find a solution for us both.

    blue chip blues
     
    blue chip blues, Apr 15, 2007
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  4. mj

    mj Guest

    btw this is windows vista home premium. every time I check for
    updates it says that its up to date. But it hasn't downloaded
    anything for going on three weeks now. I auto check for updates
    every day and every day it says there are none. Defender gets an
    error when I do a manual check for updates.
     
    mj, Apr 15, 2007
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  5. mj

    mj Guest

    no it is as if there is nothing to download. no error messages.
    please I don't want to go to Leopard....but I need updates

    in message
     
    mj, Apr 15, 2007
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    leon Guest

    I have a similar problem, it hasn't downloaded anything for about a month and
    when I manually check it says there are no updates. But at the same time in
    the Windows Security Center under "Malware protection" it states the spyware
    protection is "out of date". I am worried about not getting protection from
    spyware-can anyone please help!!!
     
    leon, Aug 13, 2007
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  7. I have a similar problem,

    Are you running Vista, too ?

    How to manually download the latest definition updates for Windows Defender
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923159/

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 13, 2007
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    leon Guest

    Thanks for your reply MVP. Yes, I'm running Vista. I used the link you
    suggested and downloaded Windows Defender updates. The new definition seems
    to be working, but when I check for updates I get the same message that
    "Windows is up to date". My concern is that I haven't had a Windows update
    since 7-12-07! Can it be that no Windows update has been posted since then?
    How do I check to see what updates for Windows are available? Thanks in
    advance for anyone's help!!




     
    leon, Aug 13, 2007
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  9. You're mowst welcome, leon. The last round of security updates came out
    July 10th. The below page lists them:

    Detection and deployment guidance for the July 10, 2007 security release
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940027/

    The link below comes from: Summary list of monthly detection and
    deployment guidance articles
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910723

    Not sure if there were any reliability or performance updates for Vista.
    In fact, I'm not even sure if they come down via Windows Update or
    Microsoft Update.
    Is the system opted into Microsoft Update ? Check by using Internet
    Explorer and doing a manual visit to Windows Update.
    While you're on Windows Update, check to see if there are any other
    updates available by clicking the Custom button.


    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 13, 2007
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