Update hangs on "Checking for the latest updates for your computer

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Vince Taylor, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Vince Taylor

    Vince Taylor Guest

    I just installed XP on a reformatted disk on an older ThinkPad (circa 2000).
    Not sure of the version of XP, but it is a couple of years old. I went to
    Windows Update, got the update software installed. Now, when I get to
    Checking for the latest updates for your computer", it just keeps checking
    and checking and checking.

    I did the stop update, start update (with various other run executions)
    suggested by a MS tech person to another guy, but this did no good at all.

    Any further suggestions?

    Vince Taylor, Aug 28, 2006
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    vasilemj Guest

    vasilemj, Aug 29, 2006
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  3. Vince Taylor

    Vince Taylor Guest

    Thanks for the response. If you learn anything useful, please let me know. I
    will do the same.

    Vince Taylor, Aug 29, 2006

  4. Try just letting it run for 10 minutes. I also thought my PC had "hung",
    but letting it run and run and run will lead eventually to a dialog box asking
    whether you want a standard or custom choice of patches to download.
    This problem *may* have coincided with the installations of Visual Studio.NET
    and SQL Server Express a few months ago. BTW, my PC has a 450MHz PII
    with 384MB of DRAM and 8GB of empty space to play in on an ATA/133
    hard drive.

    Timothy Daniels, Aug 31, 2006
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