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porter1998

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    I cannot download updates
    « on: September 24, 2008, 07:38:15 AM »
    I recently reinstalled everything on my computer with the recovery disk from gateway for my emachines computer.  Now i cannot download any updates from microsoft.  Someone please help. 

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    Re: I cannot download updates
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 07:48:16 AM »
    What version of Windows are we working with here?

    Also, is it a genuine version (or have you activated it yet)?

    coolbossov



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      Re: I cannot download updates
      « Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 07:49:53 AM »
      1.You can turn of the firewall and lower your security settings in ie.
      2.Windows update gives you an error code when fails post it here along with more INFO.
      3.You can autoupdate and let in run for and hour. Restart the pc and try connecting again.

      PS. post your update log located at  %windir%\Windowsupdate.log

      Good luck!

      porter1998

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        Re: I cannot download updates
        « Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 08:52:10 AM »
        I think i kind of found a way to download the updates.  I am downloading all 100 of them little by little.  I am hoping this will work with all of them.  I will let you know. Thanks again

        porter1998

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          Re: I cannot download updates
          « Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 10:25:31 AM »
          I downloaded all the updates.  Now i have a problem with java.  I cannot open anything that needs to use java.  SOmeone please help.  thank you in advance.

          drmsucks



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            Re: I cannot download updates
            « Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 11:23:24 AM »
            Go to the Java site: http://www.java.com/en/.

            Download.

            Install.
            If you don't have time to do it right
                            ...when will you have time to do it over?

            porter1998

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              Re: I cannot download updates
              « Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 11:30:08 AM »
              I went there and downloaded the java.  Still no luck with it working.

              drmsucks



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                Re: I cannot download updates
                « Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 11:36:38 AM »
                I went there and downloaded the java.  Still no luck with it working.

                What web browser?

                Go to: Control Panel>Java>General Tab, click "About" - what does it say?
                If you don't have time to do it right
                                ...when will you have time to do it over?

                porter1998

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                  Re: I cannot download updates
                  « Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 12:18:08 PM »
                  It says the information about java.  The version I have is version 6 update 7  (build 1.6.0_07-b06)

                  drmsucks



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                    Re: I cannot download updates
                    « Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 12:28:20 PM »
                    It says the information about java.  The version I have is version 6 update 7  (build 1.6.0_07-b06)

                    You have the latest version.

                    What web browser?

                    What, specifically, is the problem? If you go to: http://www.java.com/en/, and click on "Do I Have Java?" what happens?
                    If you don't have time to do it right
                                    ...when will you have time to do it over?

                    porter1998

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                      Re: I cannot download updates
                      « Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 12:29:52 PM »
                      I have IE7 and when i go to that site it just keeps going (the circle on the site).

                      drmsucks



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                        Re: I cannot download updates
                        « Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 12:37:26 PM »
                        Open IE7, go to Tools>Manage add-ons>Enable or disable>In the "Show" box->Add-ons currently loaded; is Java shown? Is it "enabled?"
                        If you don't have time to do it right
                                        ...when will you have time to do it over?

                        porter1998

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                          Re: I cannot download updates
                          « Reply #12 on: September 24, 2008, 12:41:26 PM »
                          java is there and it is enabled.

                          drmsucks



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                            Re: I cannot download updates
                            « Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 12:54:27 PM »
                            Why do you think that Java doesn't work?
                            If you don't have time to do it right
                                            ...when will you have time to do it over?

                            porter1998

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                              Re: I cannot download updates
                              « Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 01:04:17 PM »
                              I have not a clue.  I have tried everything i can think of to make sure it is working but the only thing that I haven't done was uninstall and reinstall.