Cant install windows updates

  frenchman96 09:02 15 Aug 07

Hi Guys

I have the yellow updates shield in my ST but after going through the usual process of downloading/installing/reboot, I get the message that the 7 updates could not be installed.

Any ideas please

  Clapton is God 09:05 15 Aug 07

If you know the reference numbers of the updates that you're trying to install, go to the MS site, do a search for those updates and, hopefully, they will have .exe files available which will allow you to manually install them.

  Batch 09:46 15 Aug 07

It might just be that the MS sites are overloaded. I had probs running Windows Update (i.e. not using Auto Update) this a.m. - it worked on 3rd attempt.

  frenchman96 09:50 15 Aug 07


Managed 4 of 7 but stuck on the other 3, did what Clapton said but got myself a bit lost trying.

  birdface 10:10 15 Aug 07

Try running this, It worked well for a few of here

  frenchman96 10:18 15 Aug 07


Tried but it said cannot be d/loaded at this time

  RickyC :-) 10:25 15 Aug 07

I encountered the same problem on one of the test PCs here in the office. I ran the Windows Update Repair Tool (without allowing it to re-install IE), and it's done the job. Thanks for the pointer, I'll see whether we can get permission to include the tool on the next cover disc.


Cover Disc Editor

  birdface 10:47 15 Aug 07

Hi Richard,Glad it was of help.But I cannot take any credit as it was taken from another thread,I used it and it worked fine for me,

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