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    Have a PIII that I formatted and installed XP Pro with SP2. When I try to get updates it freezes. This is the same operating system that was on there before I reformatted, well I might have had SP3, but not sure. I can go anywhere else on the net burt cannot get my updates.

    I went here
    Download details: Windows Installer 4.5 and got the Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable and that didnt work. Everything in device manger is fine there are no ? or !. Anyone have any ideas on why it is freezing with windows update?

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    Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

    What is in your event logs and in your update log (not sure of the name but its a text file somewhere)
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    • #3
      Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

      Although I don't understand all of it but there are a bunch of warnings and fatal and appear to have something to do with the updates. I don't see a way to attach the file to this post otherwise I would send it. I could copy if that is OK?

      I did install AVG, Hihackthis, and spybot thinking maybe I had some spyware or virus but I did not.

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      • #4
        Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

        Copy and paste example messages please
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

          this happened with lot of people , there is a bug with an xp update(don't remember exactly its reference) , google it and you will find out

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          • #6
            Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

            Given there are hundreds, if not thousands, of updates that may be applicable to Windows XP, the above advice is not entirely helpful.

            Could you perhaps name specific updates?
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

              Try setting the Auto Update to 1 hour after your present time. Let the Auto Update run and see if that fixes it. It has for me when I couldn't do it manually. Also look at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527#tab0

              Option 2 is to manually download SP3 and run the install then see if the Update will work. http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/d...displaylang=en
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              • #8
                Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

                Are you running your updates as the administrator of the computer???

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                • #9
                  Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

                  If you actually come back to view this post, my advice follows:

                  Download and install the XP Service Pack 3 redistribution pack and be done with it...
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                  • #10
                    Re: XP Pro with SP2 freezing during windows updates

                    Thanks Spawn. I posted a separate post because this is on another computer and it already has SP3. The PIII I finally got fixed and to be honest I did so much to that computer I cannot exactly tell you what I did to fix it.

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