No offence intended, but I know that MS Office XP will not update if MS detects an unofficial or pirated version of the Office suite.
This was discovered by those travellers who unwittingly purchased such in Asia, one copy of which was gifted to me!
Got it running. Repaired XP, got all the updates for SP-1, installed SP-2, installed all the updates. Sweet.
Word 2000 was flaky so I reinstalled it. Done, zero problems.
When trying to check for the Word 2000 updates, I get scanned, updates found, I click the install. The download dialog box pops up, I tell it to save the installer (been here many times so I know what I'm doing), I select the folder where to save it, click save, the download progress box pops up, scrolls to the right as it's downloading, then closes.
But there is no file in the folder. Never seen that before. Did it again, same, same. It shows to be downloading but it doesn't.
I've cleared IE cache, turned off Zone Alarm, stopped AVG, nothing running. Still no joy. I've set IE's internet settings to default and allowed cookies. I even selected ''Run'' instead of save but nothing happens.
Swapping out a HD has turned into a PITA.