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Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by hamillp, May 17, 2007.

  1. hamillp

    hamillp Regular member

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    Hopefully I am posting this in the right forum. I have been having trouble getting my computer to get updates automatically. When I go the the microsoft website to get the updates, it just keeps looking for them and eventually locks up. Finally I turned off the automatic updates feature because svchost.exe was taking up all my cpu resources for the first 10 minutes after I started my computer and never getting anything accomplished.

    I thought the problem may have been caused by the fact that I did not install the Windows Genuine Advantage software during a download but I recently installed that and it is still a problem.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

    Running windows xp sp2, P3 933Mhz, 512MB Ram
     
  2. 56delray

    56delray Regular member

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    The problem is the P3 chip. The update will suck a lot of power.
    If you need a numbeer of updates it may be too much to handle.
    When I did a re-install form SP2 it took forever to update.
    I have a P4 3.2 and broadband.

    You can do a manual search.
    After you get most you can find, try the automactic again.
    You can find the updates on your PC in the control pannel under installed programs.
    Check the box to show updates.

    Search Here
    You need the download page to say this
    System Requirements
    Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2


    Here is a post I made for someone else.

    Run search for each KB for download page.
    They are in order by date except for KB898461.

    Try this one first KB898461. It might speed things up

    Non Security updates [These all will need Microsoft Genuine validation.]

    KB885626 KB884020 KB885523 KB885894 KB886677 KB887742 KB886185
    KB890831 KB886716 KB885222 KB889016 KB893357 KB884883 KB900930
    KB903234 KB889527 KB886540 KB897663 KB907865 KB906569 KB904412
    KB894395 KB898900 KB896427 KB908521 KB910437 KB913538 KB319740
    KB889673 KB913808 KB900485 KB916595 KB909095 KB916846 KB920872
    KB922582 KB917021 KB924867 KB920342 KB924941 KB896256 KB931836
    KB928470 KB929338

    =============

    Not included
    1]XP-based portable battery life update
    2] Embedded for Point of Service
    3] Language Packs or any non US
    4] KB917730 fix a situation where you cannot create a network
    5] KB924441 Dual core or AMD processor w/AMD PowerNow
    6] KB904942 for IE version 7.0

    *EDIT

    P.S
    Run search on "slipstream XP" if you what a new re-install disk
     
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  3. Morph416

    Morph416 Active member

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    Correction.

    The problem is not the P3 chip. The CPU doesn't have anything to do with how the WU service works.

    The problems are happening at the Windows Update service ... currently, MS is working on getting a new system going because the lockup is causing all kinds of problems. There are temporary patches and work-arounds, but it's time consuming and may even be confusing.

    Start here, do some research and follow up on the links the other sites provide.
     
  4. hamillp

    hamillp Regular member

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    Thank you both for the responses. I have checked out that site and the article it refers to and downloaded part 1 of the fix for it. Thanks again. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
     

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