windows updates

  patso 23:07 19 Jul 04

icant download windows updates.i get error messages about downloading activex and security being too running xp on 40 gig max data pc.any help out there

  Irishman 23:10 19 Jul 04

Tools-Internet Options-Security-add Windows Update site to Trusted Sites.

  patso 23:30 19 Jul 04

cant download updates as the message boxes are in grey why is this and what can i do.tried adding to secure sites but getting add http adress what is it any help appreciated

  beeuuem 00:10 20 Jul 04

I had this problem recently on a new laptop.

You could try the advice from click here or a reinstall of IE6 as recommended click here using the instructions from click here.

These have worked for some people

In the event I found that the system could not write to the Downloaded Programme folder.
The problem was eventually sorted by a repair of XP as the instructions from click here

Apart from the time (about 45 minutes)the repair is straightforward.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:25 20 Jul 04

With XP CD in drive type sfc /scannow in the run box press enter and sit back while XP relaces missing / corrupt system files and IE files.

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