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My latest download has not downloaded for some reason leastways not all of it-my PC has carried out the usual automatic procedure but the closure page still shows that one or more is still awaiting downloading.I have done it automaticly several times but it is still there-any idea?

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  • bobcarn Nov 17, 2009

    I run windows XP Professional with Service Pack3-it appears that 1 of the last batch of updates for some reason will not download either automaticaly or manauly-I have never had this problem before.

  • bobcarn Nov 19, 2009

    No error code-just to clarify the download appears to download then moves to install and the PC switches off but the next time I check it is still showing "downloads ready to be installed"

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Sometimes a third party firewall will block the microsoft website, even if you've not had a previous problem with it. If you are using a firewall, check the settings and blocked sites.

You may want to go to the microsoft update site:
http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
and do a manual download and install. Just click on "express."

Another option would be to download and install Belarc Advisor:
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Give it a few minutes to run and it will give you a run down on all your Microsoft updates, if any are missing. You can then go directly to microsoft and download the specific update that (if) Belarc determines is missing.



Posted on Nov 17, 2009

Testimonial: " It looks like I will have to remove all recent updates to resolve my problem and then download them again to resolve-thanks for you info"

  • Bob
    Bob Nov 19, 2009

    Are you getting an error code and if so what is the number or message?

  • Bob
    Bob Nov 20, 2009

    Try going to the Microsoft update site, then click on "review your update history" in the left sidebar. There should be 8 or 10 pages to review. Do you see any red x's? If so, click on the red x to view the error message.

    Sometimes "bad" files get stuck in the IE temp. files and IE keeps trying to use them. Sometimes the same symptoms that you are describing is caused by this. It doesn't hurt to delete these files, and will, in fact, speed up IE. To clear your IE temp files. From IE click on "tools", then "internet options". Under "Browsing history", click "delete" Make sure "temporary internet files" is ticked, and untick anything that you _don't_ want deleted then click "delete". If you are using Firefox, the procedure is similar.

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