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 Post subject: Windows update taking days!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:06 am 
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Hey all.

I went to download SP2 RC2 from www.microsoft.com

the first thing it told me was that it had new update software, so I downloaded that without a hitch.

Upon reboot, I got the message that windows had some updates available. I clicked on it, and it came up with SP2 RC2.

I started downloading SP2 RC2 (it said 100mb) at about this time yesterday. I have a DSL 756kbps connection, so I didn't think it would take too long.

I came back to my computer last night at about 6:00 PM, about 6 hours later. It said, "downloading updates: 3%" I was like, WTF?.

So I tried killing it. I went into the task manager and found that by killing the process: wuauclt.exe I could kill it. Then I realized that there were two of them. So I killed the second one. Not more than 5 seconds later did they pop up agian!

This time they actually started downloading though. It's gotten to 32% now.

I have restarted my computer numerous times. I have killed this process numerous times. It keeps on coming back.

I ran AVG and did a full scan. Nothing showed up, no viruses.

I'm clueless. What the hell is going on at Microsoft?

Dan O.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:32 am 
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I don't think Windows Update would try installing an RC release. That's weird. If you want to install it just download it yourself and install it that way.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:55 am 
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nebin333 wrote:
If you want to install it just download it yourself and install it that way.


Too late for that, this thing is downloading and won't stop!

Damn thing restarts no matter what I do. Now at 33%


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:04 am 
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Turn off automatic updates and see if it's still a problem.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:07 am 
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Ah, thank you!

For some reason niether me nor the 5 guys in the chatroom last night thought of that!

Thanks,

Now, how do I get the RC2 to install?

Dan O.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:15 am 
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Glad the problem is fixed. :)

Anyway, here's a link to the english version:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/1/6/C169BA60-E2D6-4C5F-B4F2-23DA024C9FA8/xpSP2.exe
It's quite a download (264 MB) so have fun with that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:21 am 
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Thanks Nebin!

They sure don't make finding that thing easy!

Dan O.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:32 am 
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Happy to help.

And yea...it took me quite a bit to find it when I wanted to install it. You're better off using google to search rather than the search on MS' site..


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:11 am 
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Funny, I had thought of googling it. Then I thought, nah, how is google going to find it better than MS?:roll:

Dan O.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:37 am 
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you can download the network pack one...its just an exacutable file


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:44 am 
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The link I gave is to the network pack one. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:50 pm 
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That's probably why it's 150% larger than the othe one I was downloading. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:07 pm 
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Exactly.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:04 am 
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Well, I've got SP2 RC2 up and running great.

Thing is, I don't really know what's new about it. Yeah, I've seen the security panel, and threre's a button on my start menu that says "set program access and defaults" that I don't remember being there, but what all took up that much space?

Dan O.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:00 am 
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All the patches between SP1 and the upcoming SP2 are included in that, as well as a new firewall (check that out, it's a HUGE improvement) and various other security features. Lot's of "behind the scenes" stuff that only software developers really need to know about (mostly concerning security).

The "Set Program Access And Defaults" thingy came a while ago, it just gives you the option not to use built-in MS software. Obviously enough, they were pretty much forced to include that but it's pretty useful.


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