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    Default Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    I set up a Dell laptop with an original OEM dell CD. Everything worked fine except the windows update website, although it appeared to be capable of pulling automatic updates.

    Moved the drive to an IBM and obviously the OEM activation failed so it asked me for a license key. Popped one in, activated it and now Windows Update works fine!

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    Odd. I had a problem with windows update not working after restoring xp from an original disc. The problem was due to the install CD being XPSP2 and WU website doesn't support it anymore. You manually have to download SP3 and install that before the WU website will work. Well played MS lol


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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    Forgot to note the error code I had, but it's the exact same error code you get for that issue.

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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    thought xp was no longer supported by MS re updates etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by consoles View Post
    thought xp was no longer supported by MS re updates etc
    April next year iirc


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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    Well that wasn't a complete success, managed to download a windows update update and the wga update, now it just hangs it the wga page.

    However, if I click no, I can then get to windows update, and tbh the only reason I wanted to do this was to auto install a load of drivers and that's worked so I'm happy.

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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    Sounds like a really similar experience I had recently re-building a bunch of Dell Latitude 110L's to give away at work.

    After factory restore to XP SP2 they just really hated the WU website. SP3 sorted some out but not others. Resetting WU, rebooting, upgrading WU client wouldn't get some working... Others fixed themselves.

    Gonna get even worse when they switch off the whole thing next year lol


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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    i had problems with 3 xp pc's over the last 2 weeks, all from oem disk, all activated ok but hung on updates page the i had to shut the pc's down & TRY AGAIN, re installed several times with no joy,
    following day they udated with no problems, do you think MS are doing it to piss Xp users off?
    just my thought

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    5 months before it's dead so I can't imagine they'll put much effort into fixing it, if any...


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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    Had the same symptoms with a customer's Asus laptop. Couldn't find CoA but she supplied original restore media so we used that. It had same symptoms as above but found out via mgadiag tool the preinstalled VLK had been blocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post
    i had problems with 3 xp pc's over the last 2 weeks, all from oem disk, all activated ok but hung on updates page the i had to shut the pc's down & TRY AGAIN, re installed several times with no joy,
    following day they udated with no problems, do you think MS are doing it to piss Xp users off?
    just my thought
    Had the same problem with an XP VM the other day too. Same thing happened it updated 24 hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonEp View Post
    Had the same problem with an XP VM the other day too. Same thing happened it updated 24 hours later.

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    i still think its MS fucking about to piss users off...all 3 did the update next day???, TWATS

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    well i have just done another fresh install with oem disk & LiC, some thing again today, getting pissed off with fecking MS

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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    I'm getting loads of XP machines suffering from the 100% cpu usage by svchost.exe. Completely renders the pc unusable after about 3 or 4 minutes.

    It's all to do with windows automatic updates and ie6 or ie8. Some have been fixed with patches but the last 2 needed ie8 re-installing and then the updates came down fine.

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    Attention Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    Found a fix & its worked on 2 XP Machines Today.


    Manually turn on Automatic UpdatesTo turn on Automatic Updates manually, follow these steps:
    1. Exit all programs that are running.
    2. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
    3. On the Automatic Updates tab, click Automatic (Recommended), and then click OK.
    4. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    5. Type wuauclt /detectnow, and then press Enter.

    After you turn on Automatic Updates, wait one hour, and then scan for updates again.

    after about 40 mins the yellow shield appears in bottom right corner, so restart pc then it will appear again & starts dowloading updates.

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    Default Re: Problem Updating New XP Install - With Solution

    OK Here We Go Again, The Repair i did in my last post worked in a way, did the 1st 50 updates as it should then rebooted to do more, the update page hung & would not update again, left both machines on & left them for about 2 hours
    the yellow shield appears again but hangs on 0% so i restart both machines again & shield re appears & starts downloading the rest of the updates, it deffo MS fucking with us...

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