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Windows Update Function for Windows XP

I have tried to run the windows update function and it hangs up on 0%. I am not able to get to the windows update site for it to check for updates.

Any suggestions.

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Re:Windows Update Function for Windows XP

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go into your internet options under the tool menu in internet explorer, click connections, click LAN settings button, then uncheck "automatically detect settings" That should do it!

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Windows Update at Microsoft Site Fails

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I have also been unable to use the update function on the Microsoft Website. After I click Update the screen goes blank and freezes IE 6.0.

Someone suggested unchecking the automatically detect settings on LAN settings. Mine was not checked. Any other ideas on how I can access Microsoft Update? I am running XP Home SR-2. I have recertified my copy of Windows XP in the past.

If Microsoft has an update to fix this problem, how do I obtain it?

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Windows update

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"not able to get to the windows update site" meaning that you cannot access this web site only but can browse the Internet?

If yes then you have a pest.


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Can't access Windows Update Site

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As far as I know, I can access any site on the Internet except the Microsoft Windows Update site. PC-Cillan, Spybot, Microsoft Anti-spy, and Ad-Aware say that I have no pests. I downloaded a fresh copy of IE 6.0 and installed it over the original. No improvement. I agree that because Windows Update seems to be the only site I cannot access that a pest must be the cause but I can't find it. After I run PC-Cillan it informs me that there are several "Critical Updates" that need to be downloaded. Perhaps one of these would prevent the problem but I can't get to them to download them.

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