Windows Update Broken


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jimbo

I recently reinstalled WinXP Home SP1 from the original CD. Everything
works perfectly except I am running SP1. Today, I tried to use the
Windows Update feature of WinXP and it doesn't work. Internet Explorer
starts and freezes. So, I tried to do an update using Firefox. MS
doesn't allow the usual update unless one is using IE. (But my IE is
somehow broken when I try to use it for updates.) MS directs me to a
download page where there is no Service Pack 2 update that I can find.

I would appreciate any help.

jimbo
 
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

jimbo said:
I recently reinstalled WinXP Home SP1 from the original CD. Everything
works perfectly except I am running SP1. Today, I tried to use the Windows
Update feature of WinXP and it doesn't work. Internet Explorer starts and
freezes. So, I tried to do an update using Firefox. MS doesn't allow the
usual update unless one is using IE. (But my IE is somehow broken when I
try to use it for updates.) MS directs me to a download page where there is
no Service Pack 2 update that I can find.

I would appreciate any help.
Link to download the entire SP2 as a single file (272MB)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en


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Mike
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

jimbo said:
Thanks for the reply. I saw that link in my quest, but it says for IT
Professionals and Developers. I thought there might be a smaller download
for just plain folks.
It is only called that as it is a complete copy of the SP and usually
downloaded by IT Pros who need to burn it to CD and install it to lots of
PCs.
But it works just as well for everyone else.
The main thing is unlike Windows Update which looks at your PC and only
downloads the bits you need this is the full package so can be used on any
machine regardless of SP level or any other patches and does not require
Internet access.
If you cannot use Windows Update then this is your only option.

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Mike
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