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Can't get updates. . .

by Coryphaeus / July 20, 2007 11:41 PM PDT

Was running XP Home SP2 on another computer. Installed a brand new copy of Pro SP2. Full format, the whole nine yards. Works perfectly on my home network, access to the net, zero problems. Until I try to update it. I click Tools, Windows Update, it goes there, tells me there is new update software, I click install, it starts, shows "Downloading: 9%" and just stops. And stays stopped. It just sits there.

I've installed many copies of Home and Pro on both desktops and laptops, never any problems. Until now. So, since I've never had this problem I've never had to trouble shoot it.

Any thoughts?

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(NT) Never mind, IP conflict with my router.
by Coryphaeus / July 21, 2007 12:53 AM PDT
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For the non-experts like myself...
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 2:21 AM PDT

can you explain that Wayne?

I think I understand about IP conflicts with a router, but you said the downloads had got to 9%. Did your IP address suddenly change halfway through a session?


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Don't really know. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 21, 2007 7:28 AM PDT

This machine is my web server. I had the router configured so that it locked in the MAC address and had DMZ open. Reason being is that I didn't want the router changing the IP address so that my site could be accessed. The IP address was My main computer was set for For some reason every time I would reboot the IP address would change and I couldn't access the net on either machine. Apparently the two addresses were in some kind of conflict. I reset the router to factory defaults and removed the lock and DMZ. Rebooted both machines and voila.

Don't understand why, but it's fixed. After I'm finished configuring the machine I'll put my web site back on line.

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Thanks for that explanation
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 6:20 PM PDT
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Cheers Wayne.


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