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    Default Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    Have read previous thread about difficulties downloading latest updates. Have Wns XP SP2. I get through to the Update page, click on get 'Get Latest Updates', then sit and wait for AGES - over an hour and 1/2 so far - staring at "Checking for the latest version of the Windows Update software..." - nothing seems to be happening. Have unchecked the "block pop-up" box on Kerio and IE tools, but this doesn't seem to help. I also have only the slow 56kbps phone linkup. Any quicker way of doing this?? Have downloaded previous updates but think I had to wait for hours for those as well. Don't want to use Auto Updates as it makes shutting down the computer take FOREVER. Help please!!

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    Ummmm.....I don't really sit for all that time staring at the computer. Rather dash in and out between doing other stuff and trying to be patient. Look forward to any help.

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    You could either turn auto updates on under My computer/right mouse/automatic updates.

    Or go here, and download the security updates relating to XP SP2.

    Then install them

    http://www.microsoft.com/security under windows security.

    Or you could try going to c: / windows/downloaded program files. See if WUwebcontrol.class is here and delete it.

    (You may have to show all files to do this (Open my computer / tools/folder options/view / show hidden files and folders, then OK).

    Then try the windowsupdate site again....

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    I have a WUWebControl Class in my downloaded program files (it appeared on 3/8/04) - it is the only program there. I don't know what its purpose is and was interested to see that Speedy Gonzales said to delete it. Can you tell us a bit more about this downloaded program please - what it is for and why it is advisable to delete it. I did not get any info that made sense to me from Google. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them. - Orson Scott Card (1951- ),

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Finn
    I have a WUWebControl Class in my downloaded program files (it appeared on 3/8/04) - it is the only program there. I don't know what its purpose is and was interested to see that Speedy Gonzales said to delete it. Can you tell us a bit more about this downloaded program please - what it is for and why it is advisable to delete it. I did not get any info that made sense to me from Google. Thanks.
    Its a file when u go to the Windowsupdate site, it installs it to that folder.

    Its the same place, if u do a virus scan online the site puts the file here, so it can scan your system after.

    And it's similar to the wuwebcontrol.class file, u go back to the windowsupdate site, it'll detect this file, and scan what updates u need.

    Deleting it wont harm anything, but going back to the site, (after u delete the file), it'll reinstall the same file in the same folder, so it can scan your system for updates that u need.

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    Have sorted it out. Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Different problem with downloading Windows Updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by katharinem
    Have sorted it out. Thanks for the help.
    Would you mind posting the fix that solved your problem, please? Problems with Windows updates have occurred fairly regularly here so it would be a big help for people searching the forum and finding your thread to know what your solution was.

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