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    Running Windows Vista Home Premium.

    Just formatted thanks to Rappy - gone to do the Windows Update and it wont. it stays at o% of 85 updates.

    Any Help?

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    Has it been activated or done genuine advantage?

    try doing just one update and see how it goes , than do about 10 at a time.

    ps pick an update in the middle of the list

    Original Poster

    niggit;7190351

    Has it been activated or done genuine advantage?



    :?

    Original Poster

    Joey Bloggsy;7190359

    try doing just one update and see how it goes , than do about 10 at a … try doing just one update and see how it goes , than do about 10 at a time. ps pick an update in the middle of the list



    Still staying at 0%

    Right click on my computer, then properties.At bottom it will say if it's activated.

    microsoft.com/Gen…ne/ Left hand side, you can click windows genuine for it to check.

    May need a reboot after either.

    If nothing then download and install vista sp2 if it's not already on. Reboot and try again, should work

    microsoft.com/dow…=en

    Original Poster

    Downloading the SP2 because windows updates keeps crashing. Will keep you upto date

    No problem,going back to work in a few mins, but will check about 10ish, if you need any help.

    Sp2 should take off some of them updates and may get it going again.

    Original Poster

    Cheers pal

    Is this occuring when trying to install SP2? I had great difficulties doing this for a relative, but finally found a fix.

    If you still haven't sorted it, I'll find the fix and post it for you. (Doesn't look like I've saved it though... Grr..)

    From what I remember though, the issue arose because of some strange corruption in the actual download of the update not allowing the installation to continue (or complete). To fix it I had to delete the folder that contained the download (Sadly I don't remember what it was and thoroughly wish I'd saved the site I found this info from). It then re-downloaded the update and installed fine.

    Original Poster

    Iv got to install SP1 first its saying :thinking:

    redvee92;7190630

    Iv got to install SP1 first its saying :thinking:



    Hmm, try installing SP1 first then:

    microsoft.com/dow…=en

    Original Poster

    17 hours! :shock:

    redvee92;7190679

    17 hours! :shock:



    Download time? You on dial-up brah?

    Original Poster

    No - im on virgin boradband.

    Just what it says on there - its downloaded now just needs to install.

    redvee92;7190737

    No - im on virgin boradband. Just what it says on there - its downloaded … No - im on virgin boradband. Just what it says on there - its downloaded now just needs to install.



    Oh ok, let it install then It won't take 17 hours (hopefully)

    throw some bucks fizz over your computer, blame it on the misses and claim on your insurance!!!

    then kabam you'll be trying to update windows 7 in no time!!!

    Original Poster

    Installed SP1 and now windows update is installing them :thumbsup: Cheers

    redvee92;7192028

    Installed SP1 and now windows update is installing them :thumbsup: … Installed SP1 and now windows update is installing them :thumbsup: Cheers



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    redvee92;7190679

    17 hours! :shock:



    Where you doing it over wireless? SP1 didn't like that for some reason.

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    EndlessWaves;7194990

    Where you doing it over wireless? SP1 didn't like that for some reason.




    Yeh. why should that slow it down? :thinking:
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