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    gettingannoyed Guest

    Default My computer can't check for updates

    I have Windows Vista Premium and have not been able to check for updates
    since december 2007, i have now only just noticed as i need to install a
    program that requires me to have service pack 1. When i open windows update
    it searches for ages and then brings up a variety of error messages, some are
    the ones relating to the firewall and internet connection and i can still
    access the internet and i have allowed the site, i have even gone as far as
    to disable the firewall but it still will not work. Does anyone have any idea
    what to do i am getting really annoyed



  2. #2
    Charles W Davis Guest

    Default Re: My computer can't check for updates


    "gettingannoyed" <gettingannoyed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:13B83331-BB3F-42A6-9FC9-8A870D901D42@microsoft.com...
    >I have Windows Vista Premium and have not been able to check for updates
    > since december 2007, i have now only just noticed as i need to install a
    > program that requires me to have service pack 1. When i open windows
    > update
    > it searches for ages and then brings up a variety of error messages, some
    > are
    > the ones relating to the firewall and internet connection and i can still
    > access the internet and i have allowed the site, i have even gone as far
    > as
    > to disable the firewall but it still will not work. Does anyone have any
    > idea
    > what to do i am getting really annoyed



    To manually install SP1 by using the Microsoft Download Center

    1. Depending on whether you are running the 32-bit
    (http://tinyurl.com/ywb4al) or the 64-bit version
    (http://tinyurl.com/2jvzw9) of Windows Vista, download the update for 32-bit
    versions or download the update for 64-bit versions.

    To determine whether you have the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of Windows
    Vista, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-click
    Computer, and then click Properties.

    To install SP1 immediately, click Open or Run, and then follow the
    instructions on your screen. To install SP1 later, click Save to copy the
    installation file to your computer. When you are ready to install the
    service pack, open the file you copied to your computer.
    1. Follow the instructions on your screen. The computer will restart
    several times during the installation.
    2. After Setup is complete, log on to your computer at the Windows logon
    prompt. You will receive a message indicating whether the update was
    successful.


  3. #3
    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: My computer can't check for updates

    How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

    and

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/t4.html

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "gettingannoyed" <gettingannoyed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:13B83331-BB3F-42A6-9FC9-8A870D901D42@microsoft.com...
    I have Windows Vista Premium and have not been able to check for updates
    since december 2007, i have now only just noticed as i need to install a
    program that requires me to have service pack 1. When i open windows update
    it searches for ages and then brings up a variety of error messages, some are
    the ones relating to the firewall and internet connection and i can still
    access the internet and i have allowed the site, i have even gone as far as
    to disable the firewall but it still will not work. Does anyone have any idea
    what to do i am getting really annoyed


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