I am having a hard time running online Windows Updates from Microsoft's site on a Windows XP SP3 machine with IE 7.
When I go to http://windowsupdates.microsoft.com
and select either Custom or Express options, it just hangs with "Checking for the latest updates on your computer" the progress bar does not even move like normal
We have a domain environment, but I've taken the computer off the domain as well trying to just update directly without any group policies.
I've checked to make sure Automatic Updates is enabled, the service is running, the Backgroun Intelligent Transfer Service is running etc.
The user I'm trying to do it with is obviously an Administrator. I've created a new user as an Administrator and tried it with this new one as well but no luck.
Can you give me a list of things to check and try in order of relevance please?
Many thanks for your time.