Automatic updates icon vanishes after clicking download

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Dseqra, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Dseqra

    Dseqra Guest

    Hi all,
    I got the notification in my system tray that a bunch of updates were
    available for XP (pro version, SP2). My AU settings are "notify before
    download/install". So I click the icon, see about 5-6 updates and click the
    download button. But then nothing errors, no progress
    information, nothing...I can duplicate this error by disabling AU, then
    renabling it - get the notification, click download, then nothing.

    Any ideas? I know I can install these updates thru the website, but that
    kinda defeats the whole purpose of auto-update.
    Dseqra, Apr 13, 2005
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  2. Dseqra

    R.V. Gronoff Guest

    Dseqra a écrit :
    I've had the same problem with the same OS on two PCs (there are 6
    updates this month). Haven't tried my laptop yet.
    Also the WU website is awfully slow.
    Methinks there might be a server congestion caused by the auto-update,
    since now all the PCs in the world running under XP are automatically
    donwloading the updates almost simultaneously...
    R.V. Gronoff, Apr 13, 2005
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  3. Dseqra

    Dseqra Guest

    Thanks for your reply. I think you are indeed correct in assuming server
    congestion because when I logged into windows just now, the icon reappeared
    with the download progress meter. It would be nice if XP would provide
    better feedback though, maybe something like a balloon tip explaining the
    delay rather than just nothing.
    Dseqra, Apr 14, 2005
  4. Open a cmd window and enter:

    bitsadmin /wrap /monitor /allusers

    (Press Ctrl-c to terminate the monitor.)

    Note bitsadmin may only appear when you install the Support Tools.
    However, there is an update to it available so perhaps you can get it
    that way too.

    <title>KB838079 - Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools</title>


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 14, 2005
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