Windows updater

I just rebuilt an XP Pro with SP3...IE6...
Windows update would not run...

Installed WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe....

Now Update window opens up but all it does is run and run and run...

Suggestions appreciated...
Steve MutchlerIT TechAsked:
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north_Connect With a Mentor Commented:
upgrade your IE version to 8, then try again.
How long have you left it??

It can easily take 10-15 minutes or even longer to work out the updates needed etc.

If not try the link below, this normally fixes it

Go to control panel, Admistrator tools,  Start Services:

Then Stop the following service:

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

And then start it.
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:

Try this link, it has an auto fix but also describes the steps for how-to step by step.
You can try setting the Windows Updates to download but not install:

1. Right-click My computer, go to Properties
2. Click the Windows Update tab.
3. Select "Download Updates, but let me install them" or something to that effect.
Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Sorry I was so slow getting email went down and wasn't getting notifications...

North_....IE8 did the trick...had to download it to another machine...I guess IE6 is
absolutely useless for anything on the net....

Got it downloaded, installed and I'm not getting updates just fine...

Many thanks...
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