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Windows Update will not work

After scanning my computer, it says no updates are needed, but I haven't had an update for over eight months. Belarc Advisor says I am missing 23 critical updates. I don't get any errors, just says no updates are needed.

Microsoft support was useless trying to repairthis problem.

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  • tiger_ron415 Dec 25, 2008

    I am running XP Home edition - SP3 failed to install.

  • tiger_ron415 Dec 31, 2008

    I tried it, to no avail. The Microsoft chat person tried it too, but it didn't work then either. I guess I'll just have to reload Windows to get this fixed.

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There must be something corrupt with windows update. Download this tool called dialafix & that will repair any problems with windows updates. after it runs through go to the windows update site & see if it lets you update this time.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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I get a pop up that says update required but when I hit the install button nothing happens. Please lemme know how I can fix this.


you might have do a manual update

The Windows XP Home operating system has the ability to connect to the Internet and download updates from the Microsoft servers. These updates provide critical and optional security, stability and feature upgrades for the operating system to help keep it operating smoothly. Running this update program is easy to do for users of all skill levels and it's a crucial part of keeping your computer working correctly.

Boot up your computer and log in to the operating system. Click on the "Start" button, click on "All Programs" and then click on "Windows Update." Click the "Express" button and wait for the Windows Update utility to scan your computer for a list of currently installed updates. Once this process is finished, you are shown a list of available updates you can install. Click the "Install Updates" button to start downloading the updates. If any license agreements appear, read them and then click the "I accept" button to continue with the update process. Once the updates finish installing, you need to restart your computer. Hope this helps.

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I forgot my key number windows vista. so i can't update. my computer can't use.what i have to do?can you help me?


You will need to purchase a new lisense if the Windows Product Key sticker is not there or valid.

You can install Belarc software if you have a valid key and just need the key, becuase the sticker is gone.

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I want sony vaio vgc-v2s drivers for all windows 7.......Plssssssssss help me cos its been three nights i haven't sleep


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices

or for windows 7 click start right click on computer select properties in the left pane device manager scroll through all of your devices.


If you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver software.


If you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver

If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it


or you might have to download them

Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours.


http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html

Windows XP/Vista/7/8

This might take some time being a freeware driver solution


Note: The Driver program will find all of your outdated drivers


This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.


Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.


also at cnet

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for


IE: Motherboard name sound drivers.


Place a tick in either windows software or all software box.


You might have to try a few times to get it right.


http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program


http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html

Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers



http://www.downloadcollection.com/device_doctor.htm

Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use


http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

free program, paid update available



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Do i need to uninstall old updates when new updates are installed?


If you are referring to Windows Update, the answer is no, you don't need to uninstall any updates when updating the computer. Windows Update scans your system prior to downloading and installing new updates.

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When ask to scan to computer lexmark printer asks for pin


If you haven't setup a PIN for scanning, try to update your printer driver. Please visit the Lexmark website at http://bit.ly/iofMNC to download the driver. Execute the file to update your existing printer driver.

Jul 27, 2011 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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Download service pack3


This is the download link for Windows XP SP3 (Click HERE), but if you haven't installed all the microsoft's updates on your system, I don't think it will work. To update all the required updates, open your Internet Explorer, click Tools and the select "Windows Update" and follow the onscreen instructions.
Let me know if you need further help.
Good Luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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After formating; i get error 800b0100 at the 39 minute of setup. This occurred 6 times. I did a complete format 3 times and quick format 3 times


Windows Update Error 800B0100
If you receive the Windows Update error 800b0100, it means that a file needed by Windows Update is not registered with Windows correctly. The System Update Readiness Tool can correct some conditions that cause this error. To use the tool, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the System Update Readiness Tool webpage. In the Information for advanced users section, find the version of Windows and system type of your computer, and then click the link to download the System Update Readiness Tool. If you don't know which version of Windows you have, see View your computer information.
  2. Run Windows Update again.
    gl_ico.png Note Typically, the scan takes 15 minutes or less, but it can take longer on some computers. The Windows Update progress bar is not updated during the scan, and progress seems to stop at 60% complete for some time. This behavior is expected. The scan is still running and you should not cancel the update.

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An audio driver for laptop e-system3086


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1.From Device Manager

(1).Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
(2).In the Device Manager dialog box, expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
(3). Right-click the device, and click Scan for hardware changes.
You should see a message that a hardware device is being installed. Additionally, the uninstalled audio device is now present in Device Manager.
(4).Close the Device Manager dialog box, and then determine whether you can hear sound.

2.From the motherboard or installation CD - If your computer came with a motherboard CD, the audio drivers should be on the disk.

3. From manufacturer's website - If you don’t have the CD go to your computer manufactures web page to search for updated sound driver software. Read the instructions on the download pages carefully before installing.

4. Microsoft's Windows Update feature : If there are no updated sound drivers available, use Microsoft's Windows Update feature. Connect to the Internet and try the following items until Windows Update opens:

(1).Click Start, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
(2).Click Start, click Settings, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
(3).Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
(4).Go to Microsoft's Web site and click Windows Update from the Downloads menu.

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Upgrade to vista form xp and have no sound


You need to get the sound driver from the manufacturer of your computer/ motherboard.

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