Solved: Windows XP atomatic updates not working.

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I recently downloaded XP Service pack 3 to Service pack 1 because I needed to install XP again.
So now I'm in service pack 1, and I want the automatic updates so they can hook me back up with service pack three. Though. The automatic updates aren't working?

How do I get them back?
Any way around automatic updates to get upgraded to service pack 3?
(Do not want to buy it.) x.x
 
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Windows updates are free of charge ...


You can manually update . Click Start/All Programs/Windows Update and then go with the flow - it'll take a while to get back up to current ...
 

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I know windows updates are free. Just I didn't want to buy a cd version of service pack three...

I click start, all programs, and I do NOT have an option of Windows update.
 

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No. No I can not.

Everytime I try to update it says that it's not supported, or not avaliable in Service pack 1.

Then when I try microsoft download center, and try to download updates, It says I need to download some stuff.
When I download the things that it says I need the following can't be downloaded:
Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 (KB842773)
Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)

It then says download failed.
 

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Also: When I restart my computer, a windows automatic update icon shows up in the task bar. Saying downloading updates: 0% then when I go to click on it or leave it alone, it vanishes after only being there for 6 seconds.
 

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I just googled, and found a site thaw worked around the issue, and I was able to download my service packs from there.
Thanks though. C:
 
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Glad you got sorted :)

Sorry I couldnt come up with anything of use to you and thanks for the update .
 
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