How to Cancel Automatic Update


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goshute

How do I cancel an active Automtic Update. It has been running for
the last 14 hours. I clicked "Install Updates and shutdown." It has
ran extensively the last several times I shut the computer down but
not like this.

Can I cancel the update without wrecking my computer. It has the
message window: "Do not unplug or turn off your computer . It will
shut down automatically." And "Installing Update 1 of 1."

Windows XP Pro
SP 2 (SP3 will not install)
I believe the update is IE8.
 
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goshute said:
How do I cancel an active Automtic Update. It has been running for
the last 14 hours. I clicked "Install Updates and shutdown." It has
ran extensively the last several times I shut the computer down but
not like this.

Can I cancel the update without wrecking my computer. It has the
message window: "Do not unplug or turn off your computer . It will
shut down automatically." And "Installing Update 1 of 1."

Windows XP Pro
SP 2 (SP3 will not install)
I believe the update is IE8.

No, IE 8 requires that you OK an EULA before installing. First try using
Ctrl+Alt+Del to see if you can get your computer to go back to Windows.
If not, pull the plug and turn off the computer. Boot up again into
Windows and back up all your data. Reboot into the BIOS and change the
boot order to boot from the CD/DVD first. Insert your XP CD. Reinstall
XP. The reason I recommend this is if you can't install SP3, there's
something seriously wrong and finding out what it is would probably take
longer than reinstalling XP.

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goshute

No, IE 8 requires that you OK an EULA before installing. First try using
Ctrl+Alt+Del to see if you can get your computer to go back to Windows.
If not, pull the plug and turn off the computer. Boot up again into
Windows and back up all your data. Reboot into the BIOS and change the
boot order to boot from the CD/DVD first. Insert your XP CD. Reinstall
XP. The reason I recommend this is if you can't install SP3, there's
something seriously wrong and finding out what it is would probably take
longer than reinstalling XP.

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It finally finished and IE8 has not installed. If I manually update
to IE8, will it be removed from my updates?

Also on Service Pack 3. I have tried to install several times with no
luck. I have talked to many others about this service pack and none
have been able to install. All of us have given up on it as nothing
seems to be wrong with any of our computers. I know several of us
have followed the published list of prerequisites.
 
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goshute said:
It finally finished and IE8 has not installed. If I manually update
to IE8, will it be removed from my updates?

Also on Service Pack 3. I have tried to install several times with no
luck. I have talked to many others about this service pack and none
have been able to install. All of us have given up on it as nothing
seems to be wrong with any of our computers. I know several of us
have followed the published list of prerequisites.

IE8 will show up eventually. The best time to install SP3 is right after
a clean install of XP. Also, use the .iso to burn a CD, not Windows
Update for SP3. You can download the .iso to burn it to a CD from here:

<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en>

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PA Bear [MS MVP]

goshute said:
It finally finished and IE8 has not installed. If I manually update
to IE8, will it be removed from my updates?

Also on Service Pack 3. I have tried to install several times with no
luck. I have talked to many others about this service pack and none
have been able to install. All of us have given up on it as nothing
seems to be wrong with any of our computers. I know several of us
have followed the published list of prerequisites.

A1. I would NOT attempt to install IE8 until you've gotten SP3 installed!
See...

About IE7 & IE8 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx

A2. WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was
available from 14 April 2008 thru mid-May 2009. Such support will cost you
US$59 per incident now.

HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b

NB: Do not attempt to install SP3 if there's even a remote possibility of a
hijackware infection!
 

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