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Cannot install downloaded Win ME updates

by Walter E / January 22, 2005 4:46 AM PST

They download quickly but take hours to try to complete the installation and then fail to complete that. I have cleaned, scanned and defragged and turned off virus program as well as Norton Works monitor. What could be the problem?
Thanks,
Walt

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Which update?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2005 5:03 AM PST

And "all of them" is not something I will help with. For instance, if number 802133 is an issue, I can provide a standalone download to finish it.

In closing, SPYWARE does this.

Bob

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Cannot install downloaded Win ME updates
by jtob2 / January 23, 2005 12:47 AM PST

Occasionally I have experienced the same problem. I think it is caused by a particular server being unavailable since what you download may not contain the entire update and the system it attempting to get the required files from an offline server. Write down the ID numbers of the updates that failed to install and use the Windows update catalog from the Windows update site to download the entire update file to your hard drive. Then install the update from the file on your hard drive. This method works 100%.

Jim

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