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SP2 Download Problems

I go to the windows update site and click on the install link for SP2 and the normal windows show up. It downloads about a third of the way and then fails. Is there something wrong with the site or my computer?

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Re: SP2 Download Problems

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I've tried downloading SP2 a few times by clicking on Tools>Windows Update in IE. I keep getting a "We're sorry. We have encountered a problem and must shut down. Try again later." or something like that. I continue on with what else I'm doing just fine though.
I use a cable internet connection.

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Re: SP2 Download Problems/WAG

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Delete your cache and try again.

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Thats didnt help. Still fails on download.

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I have exactly the same problem. I have 4 computers - three work one just crashes IE 6.00 when you try to use windows update. The same machine will not access www.microsoft.com at all now but access other sites fine - the other computers can all connect fine - WEIRD

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Re: SP2 Download Problems

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maybe free up some HD space? I would personally just download the whole 250mb installer (not the Automatic Updates "smartinstall" version) from fileplanet.

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Yes, download full version...

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And from Microsoft site only. Ordered free SP-2 CD online five days ago and received it today. Good service from Microsoft and postal service.

Glenn

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Re: Yes, download full version...

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bah... why only from microsoft? fileplanet (as a corporation) "legally" got access to the SP a week or so before everyone else, so they oh-so conveniently added it to their archives for download. I trust gamespy.

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Solution Found

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I solved this problem by downloading slimbrowser from www.flashpeak.com. I then deleted all Temporary Internet Files. I then searched for filename "hosts" including system folders and hidden files and folders. On finding the file open it with notepad and delete any line with www.microsoft.com and its ipaddress in it - looks like "207.46.249.90 www.microsoft.com". I had three lines to remove. Do not leave any spaces where the line is deleted. You might want to create a copy of the file before you do that for safety's sake though I didn't bother. Open slimbrowser and navigate to www.microsoft.com and then click the link to Windows XP SP2 and then the link to windows update just under the big button says "Turn on Automatic Updates for me". Do not use the windows update link in Start Programs as it will still crash.

Hope that helps guys.

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i had probs downloadin sp2 but found out if ya remove windows update KB842773 and then re install it and then download sp2 it works fine

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