Windows XP Update says downloading updates and hangs on update 1 o

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Alex, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest


    Having problems with windows updates. Currently deployed in Afghanistan and
    trying to figure this out. I try to download the updates and it just hangs on
    update 1 of 13 saying it is verifying download. Left the computer on all
    night on this same download hoping it would finish, but never did. Did not
    get any error codes. Can anyone please help me?
    Alex, Apr 5, 2007
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    GHalleck Guest

    Faraway place. How are you downloading? High-speed internet, wireless,
    satellite dish, local telephone, etc.?
    GHalleck, Apr 5, 2007
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  3. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Yeah we dont have any high speed over here. I beleive it is a satellite
    connection, but very, very slow. Last night I left the computer on all night
    while it said it was verifying downloads, but it was just stuck on 1 of 13
    updates. Thanks for the quick reply.
    Alex, Apr 5, 2007

  4. Where were you looking?
    Hint: windowsupdate.log (Ref. KB902093)
    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 5, 2007
  5. Alex

    Alex Guest

    When you ask where was I looking, are you asking where I looked for the
    windows update or what did I have on my screen?
    Alex, Apr 5, 2007
  6. Alex

    Jilbert Guest


    Are you logged on as the PC's admin or an acct with admin priv on the PC?
    Check in Control Panel, User Accts and look next to your ID for your "group".

    If you cannot get to User Accts (it prompts for a name and PW), you do not
    have admin priv.

    Log off, logon as user name Administrator and try the password of "password"
    or <blank> and choose "local machine" instead of "domain". Try the updates

    It is best NOT to be an administrator for everyday use, keeps a lot of BS
    out of the PC that may sneak in otherwise. Do not change the way this is
    setup - especially if this is a business PC - leave it that way and always
    logon as Admin to update.
    Jilbert, Apr 5, 2007
  7. Alex

    Mistoffolees Guest

    Most likely the connection is broken enough times and the download is
    timing out to necessitate repeat sends. AFAIK, Microsoft does not append
    its download packets if the download is interrupted. And checksum errors
    will mean re-downloading. Try to find a faster connection or have someone
    with access to a high speed connection do the downloads and copy to a
    cdrom for you. Good luck.
    Mistoffolees, Apr 6, 2007
  8. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Thanks, I will try that and see what happens.
    Alex, Apr 7, 2007
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