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Thread: XP refusing to update...why?

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    Expire's Avatar Problem solved...
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    Is anyone getting problems updating XP right now? because when I try, Im getting an error message on the update site.



    It says i need to enable automatic updates in services, thing is, it is enabled. Its on auto and its started, so This ones cleared my head.

    Any ideas would be nice...thnx
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    Did you scan for virusses spy/adware etc... ?? maybe something is blocking the windows update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    Did you scan for virusses spy/adware etc... ?? maybe something is blocking the windows update.
    Hmmm...Im pretty sure i dont have anything on my PC as I have various auto scans every knight to check shit.

    But ill Ill do it know, see if i have. Could they be another simple problem for this? it was fine yesterday.

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    have you got the automatic updates turned off in the control panel. that gives me the same message when i have updates turned off there. also if you use a prog called xp antispy that will turn auto updates off aswell.

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    It is the exact failure I got. I had to turn on automatic updates through the security center, after that updat worked so I updated and after that I turned automatic updates off again.
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    Yes Baccyman, I do usually, but ive already tried turning auto on just to see if it would work...I had no luck

    Its really wierd how it has suddenly stopped, just like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    Did you scan for virusses spy/adware etc... ?? maybe something is blocking the windows update.
    OK, Ive finished my scanning session with Spybot, AVG and Adaware SE...Im clean man.

    Any more suggestions people, or is it time for me to kick the fuck out of my PC?

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    Is it possible that Microsoft is starting to block updates for invalid PID?

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    Background Intellegence Transfer Service, Cryptographic Services, Event Log and Automatic Updates all have to be started and set to automatic (possibly manual ) in services.msc (start>run>services.msc) to do windows update.
    Are they?

    Also for some reason your windows time has to be set to the right year, month and date to update.
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    Windows update works without a hitch for me.

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