Win XP updates

Posted on 2012-08-20
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Last Modified: 2012-08-20
Is there a way to trigger the Win updates. I set my automatic updates but it did not work. I just reformat my hardrive and I am trying to get the updates including sp3.
I tried this http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us. But it said The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view.
Question by:biggynet
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This will help. Download the service pack manually


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i did and it said I need the download manager. I downloaded the download manager and tried to install it. But it says that I need SP2 or later. I don't understand as I already have sp2 running.

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sfmny earned 2000 total points
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You can directly get windows xp sp3 from microsoft. It will include all updates that were released up to that service pack. Don't select options for download managers in this case.

Go to (or Google windows xp service pack 3 and carefully follow prompts):

Before you run the install, disconnect from the internet and disable your antivirus program. Take the necessary precautions to connect it to a network or attach a USB drive during this time. let me know.
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Try downloading and applying this XP SP2 WindowsUpdate fix.

Then reboot and access Windows Update.

If that doesn't fix it, there is also a Windows Update Troubleshooter that might help.

If neither of those fix it, when it says "The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view." there should be an error code in the upper right corner of the page... please tell us that error code.

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ID: 38314834
It works.

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