NEW DELL & Microsoft REFUSES to update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jet, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Certainly - as follows:

    Open control panel "Automatic Updates"

    Select "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them"

    Click OK.

    That's it. No installation of WGA software is required. You will get all
    the critical and security updates. In addition, you get the opportunity (by
    selecting the Custom route when updates come in) to decline to install any
    updates you do not wish to install.
    Robin Walker [MVP], Jul 11, 2006
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  2. Jet

    Jet Guest

    I tried that already last Saturday and it wouldn't work unless I agreed to
    install MS's ILLEGAL "Genuine Advantage" Spyware/Malware also.

    But I'm willing to try it again because I just received an email and phone
    call from an attorney in Seattle advising me that after I filed CRIMINAL
    charges against Bill Gates, I can now get my SECURITY UPDATES/PATCHES for my
    NEW DELL and it's Win-XP WITHOUT installing their ILLEGAL WIRE-TAPPING
    "Genuine Advantage" Spyware/Malware. I'll follow their instructions and those
    from you and see what happens. I'll post here the updates I was able to
    download and hopefully all of you will help me identify those Security
    Updates that I'm lacking.

    P.S. I'm NOT dropping my Criminal Complaint. EVERYONE at MS who is involved
    with this ILLEGAL WIRE-TAPPING "Genuine Advantage" Spyware/Malware should be
    Jet, Jul 11, 2006
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  3. Not true. Automatic Updates do not require any Genuine Advantage software
    to be installed. You just sit back and wait. The updates arrive in their
    own time.
    Robin Walker [MVP], Jul 11, 2006
  4. Jet

    Tom Willett Guest

    But watch out for the WGA NOTIFICATION program being installed!
    Tom Willett, Jul 12, 2006
  5. Jet

    Tom Guest

    I agree after the first couple flavors of it that was enough...The only
    person it hassles is the legit customer
    Tom, Jul 12, 2006
  6. Jet

    Alias Guest

    Alias, Jul 12, 2006
  7. Jet

    Dave Guest

    I have had all kinds of similar problems with software not working correctly
    with Dell PC's. One good way I have found to fix the problem, is to wipe the
    drive and put in a clean version of the OS, without all the Dell spyware.
    Dave, Jul 17, 2006
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    Weird...I just got new Dell, as well, and am having major problems
    downloading updates from MS...sometimes they will start, but only download
    the first 128000 bytes, the it will hang.

    Another time, I got some win-update site not found in IE, but it was found in
    Firefox with an invalid security certificate (bad signer = microsoft signing

    I keep getting hangs in IE, and keep being sent to page telling me
    to check for updates(!!!) and malware(new install).

    The cert error looked like I have an old root-certificate authority list.

    Also keyboard dropping about characters about 5% of the time.

    Lots of problems, not sure where to turn as they are problems w/microsoft
    update. Have submitted trouble ticket on Saturday, but promise was to return
    call within 24 hours. MS never contacted me.

    Another (similar) problem in "MS Money" -- can't download updates from MS site.
    Called for support Friday, went through all basic support, then he said he would
    have to escalate -- would be called back within 72 hours. No call -- and I was
    here during all 3 windows (10-3 local time) on Sat-Sun+Mon.

    Agree w/lawsuit sentiment, but would likely get caught up w/lawyers for 3-5
    years. I just want computer to work...Sigh...
    Linda W.
    Ms. Linda A.W., Jul 18, 2006
  9. Ms. Linda A.W., Jul 18, 2006
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    Yep -- that is my observed behavior, but the "Beta" quality
    validationo tool won't download on my system.

    I was able to pass the "WGA" validation tests on the MS-Office
    site, but still had problems with downloads hanging. Any largish
    file seems to have problems -- Tried 3 browsers, all the same, so must
    be some network setting, but I had better luck downloading files from
    command line using "wget" -- though it had problems on larger files
    (would get 2-3x as much downloaded before hanging, which was enough
    to download some downloads that were 6MB in size (from windows download
    While I _tend_ to agree, I was wanting to do severe damage to my
    new computer last night when, yet another program had trouble installing
    due to compat problems in XP2. MS Visual Studio (6) installer claimed I
    didn't have enough memory to do the install. I have 2GB. It installed
    on my old machine with SP1 w/512MB. SP2 seems to take ALOT more memory.
    Ms. Linda A.W., Jul 18, 2006
  11. ---
    In the world of network communications, it's the same thing.
    How can a computer send a request for data from Microsoft without actually
    _sending_ the request (which often contains GUID's specific to a computer)
    as well.

    How do you think spammers verify email addresses. If you
    *display* html graphics in email and the html graphics are located on the
    spammer's server, you will see something like this in the HTMLCODE:
    <img src=http://<their sitename>/retrievepic.asp?pic=37&customer=0123robinwalker456>
    It won't actually have your name there, but will have some "Unique ID",
    that their database ties to your email address.

    You can't contact a website without that website knowing your IP,
    and not without sending any arbitrarily crafted name to the website to fetch
    the content you are trying to fetch.

    Ms. Linda A.W., Jul 18, 2006
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    Not really. Embedded in the network request to MS was my SPLA (Software
    Provider License Agreement), that states that any software installed on my
    machine is covered by my License agreement, and they agree my "SPLA" supercedes
    their's if they allow their software to be installed or downloaded. They have
    the option of aborting the download or install -- but the don't, so they've
    automatically accepted my overriding License Agreement! :) How's that
    for using pseudo-optional choices? :)
    Ms. Linda A.W., Jul 18, 2006
  13. Jet

    Tom Willett Guest

    The original thread was referring problems to WGA and validation to obtain
    downloads. Nowhere in your post did you indicate that was an issue. So,
    how could it be ME TOO?

    Weird...I just got new Dell, as well, and am having major problems
    Tom Willett, Jul 18, 2006
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