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Cannot get updates from MS site

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Champagne Lady, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Champagne Lady

    Champagne Lady Flightless Bird

    Have 3 computers (2 have XP v6 SP3 and laptop has Vista). Unable to get
    updates from Microsoft. MESSAGE: The website has encountered a problem and
    cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below
    might help you solve the problem. Is Microsoft site down?
     
  2. On 6/9/2010 1:38 PM, Champagne Lady wrote:
    >
    > Have 3 computers (2 have XP v6 SP3 and laptop has Vista). Unable to get
    > updates from Microsoft. MESSAGE: The website has encountered a problem and
    > cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below
    > might help you solve the problem. Is Microsoft site down?


    I don't think it's down. Turn on automatic updates (notify but do not
    download or install) and see if you can get your updates that way.
     
  3. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Champagne Lady wrote:
    > Have 3 computers (2 have XP v6 SP3 and laptop has Vista). Unable to get
    > updates from Microsoft. MESSAGE: The website has encountered a problem and
    > cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below
    > might help you solve the problem. Is Microsoft site down?


    Are all 3 systems on the same network, wired or wireless ?

    Have you tried hooking one system directly to the (assumed) broadband
    modem to see if it can access the update servers ?

    Has this issue ever occurred before ?

    How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

    Please try another attempt at updating one of the XP systems and the
    Vista system. When/if updating still fails, please copy and paste the
    *last* 50 or so lines of the WindowsUpdate.log from the aforementioned
    systems into your reply, please.

    This KB article lists some of the connection errors and remedial steps
    for said errors -

    You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use
    Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941



    MowGreen
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    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
  4. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "Champagne Lady" <ChampagneLady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message
    news:7534015A-CDAA-4126-9DE9-7DA805DADFC5@microsoft.com...
    > Have 3 computers (2 have XP v6 SP3 and laptop has Vista).
    > Unable to get
    > updates from Microsoft. MESSAGE: The website has encountered
    > a problem and
    > cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options
    > provided below
    > might help you solve the problem. Is Microsoft site down?


    ==
    It is TEMPORARY...I had the same message...tried later and it
    worked fine. 14 friggin' downloads...the site is BUSY.
    ==
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [In for a penny...]

    Crosspost to Windows Update.

    You receive a "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display
    the requested page" error message when you try to install an update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883614

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed on each computer
    and is each subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other
    than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on any of
    the computers (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    bought it)?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    [Access KB971058 via Internet Explorer (32-bit) only; Run the Fix It in
    DEFAULT and AGGRESSIVE modes, then reboot]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    PS: Are you Norma Zimmer?


    Champagne Lady wrote:
    > Have 3 computers (2 have XP v6 SP3 and laptop has Vista). Unable to get
    > updates from Microsoft. MESSAGE: The website has encountered a problem
    > and
    > cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below
    > might help you solve the problem. Is Microsoft site down?
     
  6. marcdw

    marcdw Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > [In for a penny...]
    >
    > Crosspost to Windows Update.
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    > How do I reset Windows Update components?
    > [Access KB971058 via Internet Explorer (32-bit) only; Run the Fix It in
    > DEFAULT and AGGRESSIVE modes, then reboot]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
    >

    YES! That was the fix.
    KB979906 & KB979909 updates just wouldn't work.
    I went through all the various fixes (dotnet cleanup and reinstalls,
    add/remove
    programs and reinstalls) and they still failed.
    So I tried the above Fix It and on reboot and update one more time they took.

    No Joy has just turned to Much Joy.
    I suggest others maybe give this Fix It a chance and see what happens.
    It can't hurt.

    Marc
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You're welcome & thanks for your feedback.

    marcdw wrote:
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> [In for a penny...]
    >>
    >> Crosspost to Windows Update.
    >>
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>
    >> How do I reset Windows Update components?
    >> [Access KB971058 via Internet Explorer (32-bit) only; Run the Fix It in
    >> DEFAULT and AGGRESSIVE modes, then reboot]
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
    >>

    > YES! That was the fix.
    > KB979906 & KB979909 updates just wouldn't work.
    > I went through all the various fixes (dotnet cleanup and reinstalls,
    > add/remove
    > programs and reinstalls) and they still failed.
    > So I tried the above Fix It and on reboot and update one more time they
    > took.
    >
    > No Joy has just turned to Much Joy.
    > I suggest others maybe give this Fix It a chance and see what happens.
    > It can't hurt.
    >
    > Marc
     
  8. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > PS: Are you Norma Zimmer?


    No, the OP is Don Zimmer. <w>


    MowGreen
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    MowGreen wrote:
    >> PS: Are you Norma Zimmer?

    >
    > No, the OP is Don Zimmer. <w>


    <rimshot>

    "In 1959, Welk's previous Champagne Lady Alice Lon was fired, his reasoning
    being that she exposed too much knee on camera. [HORRORS!] Because of
    protests, Welk then tried (and failed) to get Alice Lon back. After a year
    of the show's trying out several different singers, [Norma] Zimmer
    officially joined the Welk show as his Champagne Lady on New Year's Eve,
    1960."

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Zimmer

    Can you imagine Lady Gaga as the Champagne Lady?!
     
  10. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >
    > Can you imagine Lady Gaga as the Champagne Lady?!


    Only if I haven't eaten for a week.


    MowGreen
     

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