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Download M/S Updates

Hello Everyone,

Using Lenovo G585 laptop, Firefox 47, and with Sophus UI, Malwarebytes Free and CCleaner antivirus programmes installed.

This will no doubt seem a stupid question, but I would much appreciate some advice.

I regularly go to M/S Updates in my Control Panel and after downloading the updates that I have checked, I install them.

I recently had a slow computer problem which was solved by advice and assistance, with scans and cleaning, from Cnet.

I have just tried to update from M/S and cannot download any updates.

I know only one method to assist this and it is-
in the box above Start type - MSCONFIG - enter
click on Service tab
At bottom of the page check the Hide all M/S Services and click Disable All.
Accept changes and restart. (After completion, reverse process in MSCONFIG)

I did this and started the Update (29 updates) process. By the end of an hour, the progress was "0 kb total, "0"% completed"

I have tried also, disabling the 3 A.V. programmes with the same result.

I would be grateful for any advice on how to download the updates please.

Regards,

Colinito.

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Re: can't download updates

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I see two possible explanations:
1. You cleaned too much or you cleaned not all or something was damaged by whatever you cleaned (cleaning doesn't undo the damage done by the bad software).
2. A glitch at your ISP or at Microsoft.

Let's hope it's #2. Keep trying for a few days. If still no luck, I'm afraid it's #1. Then you might have to do a refresh or a reset of Windows.

I hardly ever go to Windows Update. I've set it to "download automatically and let me choose". Then I always accept the important ones and only check the optional ones (that might include the annoying please-update-to-windows-10 updates that I don't want). Works fine. Works fine and is less work (and safer) than checking all, as you seem to do.

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can't download updates

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Hello again Kees,
Thanks for that rather unsettling news! The laptop came with W 7 Home Premium and had no Windows CD, so I'm not sure how I would go about a "Reset" of Windows! But that problem is fior later, and I hope not at all!

I shall keep re-trying to update or a couple of days - I actually have the updates set for the same as you have - (descargar actualizaciones, pero permitirme elegir si deseo instalaras) - and I only went to 'update' because I had had no notifications of updates for over a couple of weeks.

I'll let tyou know how it goes in a few days!

Thanks for your interest, yet again!

Regards

Colin

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In the past when I've an issue what I do

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is google the error. Sometimes it's one update that's stopping the rest from installing and sometimes it gives me the instruction on how to do the update manually. Other times I've had and issue and it corrected itself.

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In the past when I've an issue what I do

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Hello orlbuckeye and Kees,
Thank you for that, I had that in mind if I continue to have no success. However, and I have no explanation for this, but after posting my last message I shortly afterwards closed down and suddenly, I had the notice that I should not close the computer as 16 downloads were being installed! I had no idea that they had even been downloaded - so now I have 16 new downloads!
For interest, if they get downloaded they usually are announced and I check them and install what I think is appropriate. If they should be downloaded (automatically, as I have chosen) and do not get announced, how and where would I check to find them?

Regards

Colin

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In reply to: In the past when I've an issue what I do

I've seen that.
My settings are to download and notify me when new updates are available.
The download part seemed to work but the notify part quit.
So I just got in the habit of every 2/3 days clicking on the windows update program.
For some reason the notification is now working again.

If these updates are being auto installed check your windows update settings.
If everything looks good change the settings to auto and exit out.
Go back and change the settings to what you want and exit out.

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