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windows wont update

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xxkhbxx, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. xxkhbxx

    xxkhbxx Thread Starter

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    hello all, i asked this question before and no one answered me. but here goes.. i tried to update my friends xp home edition and it wont update it just cycles threw "checking for updates" then it says "update now" so i click the button and it keeps on doing that over and over again. help... scanned with spybot and adawre also
     
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    Assuming your friend has a registered copy of xp home, log in as the administrator and check for updates; reboot if prompted.

    Should that fail, log in as the administrator and try this link for updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
     
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    xxkhbxx Thread Starter

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    yes its a real version of xp... it came with her new compaq. and is signed on as administrator
     
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    Are you logging on as administrator or a user with administrative access,there is a difference.

    To Log in as Administrator:


    If you want to log in as Administrator, but it is not shown on the Welcome screen,

    Hold the Ctrl-Alt key and press Del twice.
    This will bring up the normal login and you can log on as Administrator

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    To unhide the Administrator account so it does show up:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
    Unhide the Administrator key by giving it a value of 1

    You could also try safemode

    Also,when you get to the option to update say no,you can update later.
     
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