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    Is Microsofts Windows Update Site dead

    Cos here am I , merrily building my new Soltek Small PC thingy..and it's telling me :

    Windows Update Error......blah blah.

    Wonder what's up.

    Have just tried it on my normal PC and same thing.

    Anyone else got a clue?

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    yup, fine here too..
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    seems fine here too mate
    I think you just broke the interweb in Alyesbury
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    This is scary

    I cant get either of my PC's to Update.....

    I cant work out how to take a screen shot for ya to see....tried print Screen and then saved it as a NT Clp file and then a 3.1 Clp file but I only have Paint Shop pro to convert it with and it says bad DIb file or some old pants like that.

    Getting mad now.....been at this for hours

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    any chance that my ISP shows up as a bad show to Microsoft.

    I have updated my mates PC on my Broad bean on Sunday, but as with all NTL cable stuff I had to get his PC a seperate kind of account thingy......with my PID number etc. but it was ok. sameith this one. surely my ip address isnt the problem?

    Must be coincidence...have had 3 different acounts on it before.

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    Originally posted by Zak33
    I cant work out how to take a screen shot for ya to see....tried print Screen and then saved it as a NT Clp file and then a 3.1 Clp file but I only have Paint Shop pro to convert it with and it says bad DIb file or some old pants like that.
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    How about print screen and then paste into Paint Shop Pro?

    If you're getting a error from the windows update site itself try checking your time and date. If it's miles out the update process fails

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    time and date is fine..but thanks matey..good thought

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    update......halfway through 3dmark 2001 SE for the first time, it crashed back to Windows desktop :grr: and there was the poxy "Your Updates are ready to download now" message.


    If I ever meet Bill Gates, I'm gonna shake him by the .....


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    Cheers dudes..dunno which one of you waved a magic wand, but it worked

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    Zak do you use broadband? if so it could be something funny going on there- I just had the same problem, it wouldn't load up for AGES!! then it came back saying something like 'you version of windows is cr*p'...or similar...

    head on over to google, do a search for 'DRTCP' and download the latest version, install it and enter your MTU number...it could be different from mine but you could try entering 1458
    -if it doesn't work get hold of your service provider...hope that helps, it fixed me up nicely...
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    thats get hold of provider for MTU...
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    thanks Shiato.....top bloke

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    is the windows you are using legit?

    i know they are shutting down on dodgy copys. (keys)

    c0w

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    Originally posted by c0w
    is the windows you are using legit?

    i know they are shutting down on dodgy copys. (keys)

    c0w

    The deafening sound of silence.......

    Zakky-poos....have you been making illegal copies of software again?

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    nah..its OK.....

    its all legit versions.....BUT.....what scared me was the IP address on my PC.

    Cos I use it update other peoples PC's.....relog on to Broadbandfor their PC, update, then plugmine back in.

    Wondered if Bill was getting arsey about me having 3 different PC's updated on on IP address in under a week.

    Seems OK now tho

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    That shuoldn't be the case - eg. one of my clients has 30 machines behind one firewall , so it see's plenty of windows update Activity from their IP
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