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Since SP1 was installed in April, I have received nearly 250 updates all of which have `failed`. While the updates are taking place, I cannot access any of my work. When it does let let in again, I find that I have lost all the previous work, unless I had been able to save it before the downloads start. While the downloads are taking place, there is no indication of how long it will take before completed. It could take 20 minutes or, in one case in April, it took 6 hours !! I am finding that I am waisting a lot of time duplicating work, and waiting for the updates to be completed. How can you help ?

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    I am useing Windows Vista Ultimate

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Updates can create troubles in old computers or computers with all connections. Just go to control panel and disable updates.
Updates may be necessary in Vista, my suggestion is to set them to download manually when you need to.

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