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    Junior Member JonB's Avatar
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    Default Windows Update problem

    Hello All
    I have a problem getting the Windows Update to work. I enter the site Ok, my machine is scanned and the available updates are presented. I select the updates to install and the install dialog comes up with Please wait etc. but nothing happens and I have to cancel.
    It's a problem I had a while ago and I managed to fix it but I just can't remember how I did it!
    I've since had to revert to an earlier disk image of my system and the old image was before I cured the download problem.
    Can anyone help please?
    Thanks
    JonB

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    Default Re: Windows Update problem

    What version of windows are u using?

    And did u see any errors on the windowsupdate site?

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    Default Re: Windows Update problem

    Hi Speedy

    Running Win98SE, IE6 browser
    I don't get any error messages, the Download dialog window comes up and then nothing happens.

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    Default Re: Windows Update problem

    See if this MS site can help:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=193385
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    Default Re: Windows Update problem

    Hi Terry and Speedy
    Thanks for your interest but I found the solution to the problem and all is working now. It's a bit long winded to do but if you or any others are interested I'll post the solution
    Thanks
    JonB

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    Default Re: Windows Update problem

    it would be good to post the solution so other dont have to ask, anyone who find this thread can find the answer.....
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    Default Re: Windows Update problem

    OK Here it is.......
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1) Go to this link to download a file called MCREPAIR.exe
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...s/mcrepair.exe
    2) Save this file to your Desktop
    3) Open Windows Explorer
    4) Create a temporary backup directory called C:\Backup
    5) Navigate to C:\Windows\System
    6) Copy these files to the C:\Backup directory
    Asycfilt.dll
    Oleaut32.dll
    Olepro32.dll
    Stdole2.tlb

    7) Verify that the copies are in C:\Backup
    8) Return to your Desktop and double click MCREPAIR.EXE
    9) Click YES to all messages that appear
    10) When process is complete you will be prompted to reboot your PC
    11) Try Widows Update again and if the download still hangs and /or you encounter problems with other applications on your
    PC, use the following steps to restore your original files.

    a) Open Windows Explorer
    b) Navigate to C:\Backup
    c) Copy the four files there into C:\Windows\System
    d) Click the "Yes to All" button
    e) Reboot your PC
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    This fixed the problem for me!
    JonB

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