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bk T
23-08-2013, 06:41 PM
Trying to update my WinXP SP3, but seems it's taking ages just to "Checking for the latest updates for your computer". It's been 'checking' for the last hour or so and is still 'checking'!

It's something wrong with my XP or it's with Microsoft?

Speedy Gonzales
23-08-2013, 07:11 PM
If it hasnt been updated since SP3, there's been a lot of updates since then. So it may take a long time. Since it'll probably scan for updates as well as .net framework updates

bk T
23-08-2013, 07:16 PM
You reckon it's quite 'normal' and just let it run for another hour or two?

Speedy Gonzales
23-08-2013, 07:16 PM
yup

Agent_24
23-08-2013, 08:13 PM
How are you checking for updates? Installing SP3 itself may take some time on a well-used installation of Windows but checking for updates should not take a huge amount of time.

bk T
23-08-2013, 09:11 PM
SP3 has been installed earlier.

Anyway, it has finally finished checking (after about 2 hours) and is downloading/installing now.