My computer won't let me get the three updates i need... help me?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Tony Miller, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Tony Miller

    Tony Miller Guest

    When I turn my computer on a pop-up bubble comes up that says I have updates
    that need to be installed. If i wait a few minutes for my computer to
    automatically install the updates, it will say it can't check for updates "at
    this time" and to try later. Is something wrong with my computer, or is it my
    internet settings? I tried everything. My internet has a strong connection
    24/7 and I don't know what else to do.

    Thanks for any help I can get!
    Tony Miller, Apr 30, 2009
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  2. Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
    posting to this newsgroup.

    Absent any serious numerical Errors in your windowsupdate.log (cf., you may be seeing a delay caused by
    excessive demand on the servers ("Update is not allowed to download due to
    regulation"). It can take up to 7 days or more (sometimes much more) for
    all Automatic Update users to get new updates when so many have been
    released on the second Tuesday of a given month. See

    You can try downloading/installing the updates via Windows/Microsoft Update
    (WinXP) or running Windows Update manually (Vista) instead: Understand that
    by doing so, you're pushing all the Automatic Updates users further back in
    the queue (which may explain, at least in part, why Automatic Updates hasn't
    brought them in for you yet).
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 30, 2009
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