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Automatic widows update on dell 2400 dimenson computer

Constantly recieve notice of an automatioc wndows update for service pack 3 instalation.After following all prompts and agreements,systems advises that istallation of this update has failed..Have been trying for months,yet still not isstalled.do not want to conatct microsoft directly due to substantial fees invoved

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    Stephen McGloughlin May 11, 2010

    Does it stall out with a particular message, such as "installing step 3 of 3"? If so, usually a search of Microsoft's free online Knowledge Base will turn up a solutions article. Also, you'll likely have better luck if you pursue this through Dell as this may be an issue with the specific system/configuration you have not playing well with the new service pack, and if so Dell will have a specific answer for you.



    Hope this helps.

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