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windows update

by nickl_99 / June 8, 2004 9:51 PM PDT

whenever i download any windows update, upon rebooting my machine crashes and I have to restore from an earlier point of XP

does anyone know why this would happen ?

the system has a firewall and up to date virus protection

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Re:windows update
by Cetin Denislam / June 8, 2004 10:55 PM PDT
In reply to: windows update

With your provided info, no one could guess what's wrong. For example:

- How many updates are you trying to install ? In other words, are they recent or a full bunch of older ones ?

- Is the crash specific to only one update (if so, provide its number) ?

- Is your PC Parasites Free ?

I'd try to download them (see Q323166 - "How to download Windows updates and drivers from the Windows Update Catalog") and install one by one in Safe Mode. It's a longer process, but it can give clues of what's wrong.


Good Luck,


Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Re:windows update, But what are you installing?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2004 11:04 PM PDT
In reply to: windows update

Some are accepting DRIVERS from Microsoft and learning a lesson. Here's the lesson.

Don't accept drivers from Windows Update.

Bob

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