Checking for Updates never ends

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Ed G, May 12, 2007.

  1. Ed G

    Ed G Guest

    Using Win XP Home SP2 & IE7 with KB928090 installed 3/19/2007 but KB931768
    did not install. On 5/9/2007 KB93190906 (CAPICOM) & KB930916 (WinXP)
    installed. Then I couldn't use Custom or Express on the Microsoft Update
    page. The green progress train just runs until IE stops responding. I used
    the MS Office update site to install the 3 Office 2003 updates.

    I've spent the last 3 days reading every discussion post &c on the MS
    support sites, but nothing helps. I see that some people have used the
    "Windows Update" site instead of the "Microsoft Update" site. I tried
    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ but it reroutes to the V6 "Microsoft
    Update" site. I have "Automatic Updates" turned off.

    How do I get Windows updates without using
    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
     
    Ed G, May 12, 2007
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  2. I have much the same problem, see my post above
     
    Jonathan Andrews, May 12, 2007
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  3. For a possible fix to this problem, please do BOTH of the following:

    1. For 32-bit systems, download and save to hard disk, and then install:
    <http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe>

    2. (not for Vista) Download and install update KB927891 version 3:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891>

    If the first of these produces an error message about "Update agent already
    installed", then execute the installer again manually, with parameter
    /wuforce as in:

    WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce

    After the fixes have been installed, doing a Microsoft Update or Automatic
    Update might still take some time (though not as much as before) and
    processor and disk usage, but it should not lock out user-level interaction
    with the system and applications, so it should not be an inconvenience.
    Exactly the right thing to do in those circumstances.
    You might not need to do this if the earlier fixes worked, but for
    completeness:

    Go to the Microsoft Update site as usual. In the left-hand column click
    "Change Settings", scroll down the right-hand pane and check "Disable
    Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only", then click
    "Apply changes now".
     
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 12, 2007
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  4. See my answer in this thread to Ed G
     
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 12, 2007
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  5. Ed G

    Ed G Guest

    Robin. The 2 steps solved the problem. I accessed the Microsoft Updates -
    Custom, and downloaded/installed the only one I had missed, KB931768, and
    everything seems fine.

    One comment. During the loading of the Microsoft Updates site, it requested
    permission to install Microsoft Update software, which I granted.

    Mahalo nui loa
     
    Ed G, May 13, 2007
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  6. Gret news!
    Yes, that is correct behaviour.
     
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 13, 2007
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  7. Ed G

    justadi Guest

    I just wanted to thank you since your solution resolved my issue of
    windows update always failing to install updates and after I tried
    countless solutions I found on the web.

    The only thing left is unable to install .net 3.0 framework... all
    other updates went fine.

    thanks
    Adi
     
    justadi, May 14, 2007
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