"downloading updates 0%" 4 weeks and still the same

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by balo, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. balo

    balo Guest

    I dont want SP2 so I answered NO when asked to update it and after that win
    update no longer works!

    Is there any fix to this problem now??

    Im not interested in SP2 since its not compatible to all my programs.

    balo, Oct 2, 2004
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  2. Hi

    To avoid that Automatic Updates tries to install SP2 at all (up to
    12. April 2005):

    Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC
    Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update

    Run the XPSP2BlockerTools.exe in the link above. It will extract
    several files to the folder you specify.

    Then run XPSP2Blocker.exe to activate the blockage (it will create
    the registry value described in the link above).

    The steps below may help on your "downloading updates 0%" problem:

    In Control Panel/Automatic Updates, turn AU off if it is on, do a
    reboot, and then turn AU on again and see if that helps.

    If that doesn't help (or AU was off), try this:

    Clean out the Download folder (WU5's temporary download folder)
    located here:


    (%windir% is typically C:\Windows)

    You can use the procedure described here:


    You might need to delete the DataStore folder mentioned in the link
    above, as well as the EventCache folder.

    Note that a side effect of deleting the DataStore folder is that you
    lose your WU v5 History listing (not critical).

    If the problem repeat itself still, try the steps here as well:

    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Oct 2, 2004
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