Vista - Refuses auto updates

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Oxylot, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Oxylot

    Oxylot Guest

    I have a totally legitimate copy (activated, of course) of
    Vista-Ultimate. Actually, I'm helping someone else. My problem,
    in a nutshell is that the silly OS will not do auto update.
    Neither will defender.

    There is an AV (Avast).
    Updates to Avast function normally via ADSL.

    Win updates, at the moment, is set to automatic in
    a forlorn attempt to get at least something working.
    I can see things trying to access a site but nothing
    actually happens except a pretty green activity panel block.

    Now, even though I am not a great fan of Vista ... where do I look?
    Oxylot, Nov 10, 2007
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    Oxylot Guest

    Thanks and Nope.
    I'll check out T's suggestion.
    It's quite possible that there is so much data
    to be downloaded that the user should have just
    let the process finish by itself. I only took
    it "on trust" that nothing "ever happens". It
    certainly didn't appear to be happening but a
    NetMeter will have been installed so we'll soon
    know -)
    Oxylot, Nov 10, 2007
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    wheelman Guest

    when the automatic updateing stoped working in vista.after two days i found a took me to where the updater,updater.i guess thats what you call
    it.i manually downloaded this and manually..and clicked off of everything and
    went back to the updater and started it and it worked fine..maybe some one
    else on here.can explain ..what the thing is and where to find solved
    my problem..
    wheelman, Nov 10, 2007
  4. Oxylot

    Rick Rogers Guest


    You can always look at the windowsupdate.log file to see if there are any
    download/install errors. If so, there is free support for updates here:
    Rick Rogers, Nov 10, 2007
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    wheelman Guest

    he needs to manually,,down load the it was never installed.i got
    to it by a link.i dont know how to tell him to get to it..after i reinstalled
    the updater started automatically instaling updates
    fixed the problem for me
    wheelman, Nov 10, 2007
  6. Oxylot

    Oxylot Guest

    Post test. Posted a reply before (thank you's)
    but didn't find it echoed. This is a followup
    testing. News agent said post was successful.
    We'll see. Go figure
    Oxylot, Nov 14, 2007
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