Upgrading To Microsoft Update on W2K Professional

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. I have been having problems with my Windows Update when it begins checking
    for the latest version of the software. It hangs sometimes and never returns
    back to me. I have upgraded another laptop to use Microsoft Update but I can
    not remember the location for this upgrade. Can anyone help?
    =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 19, 2005
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  2. The Microsoft Update link is on the bottom right of thw Windows Update site.
    As far as i know it isn't available as a specific download from the
    Microsoft Download site, you have to initiate the change from the Windows
    update site.
    John Barnett MVP, Jul 19, 2005
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=

    PA Bear Guest

    IIRC http://update.microsoft.com will take you to Microsoft Update, Luke.
    PA Bear, Jul 19, 2005
  4. John,

    Thanks for responding. I just started the Windows Update process on another
    workstation and a window did appaer on the bottom of the screen indicating
    that Microsoft Update was available to be downloaded. To continue, I just
    had to select 'read more'. My problem now is with the workstation that does
    not return from the 'Checking for the latest version....' process so I don't
    see the Microsoft Update window at the bottom of the browser. Is it possible
    that a firewall, virus protection software, or adware popup blocker is
    preventing the scan process from completing? Has the Windows Update process
    become corrupt (if so, can I reinstall)?

    =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 20, 2005
  5. Have you tried accessing the site with P A Bears solution
    http://update.microsoft.com from the pc you are having problems with.?
    John Barnett MVP, Jul 20, 2005
  6. I will not be near the workstation until later this evening so I did not try
    PA Bear's solution. I tried your suggestion first on a workstation that I
    knew did not have Microsoft Update installed but I will try to the website
    from PA Bear. I will update you when I have new information. Thanks again!

    =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 20, 2005
  7. =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=

    PA Bear Guest

    Confirming the posted link.
    ~PA Bear

    PA Bear, Jul 20, 2005
  8. PA Bear,

    I did try the link you suggested. I found the "Microsoft Update" menu item
    on the link and clicked on it. The update process installed the Microsoft
    Update on my workstation and added the menu item to my START menu. I did
    try to run the Microsoft Update process; but now I am receiving an "ACCESS
    DENIED - 0x80070005" error. The id I am using is a member of the
    administrators group. I have found some hits on the KB website and I am
    trying to determine which one(s) apply to my situation.
    If you have any ideas, I am open to suggestion---TIA

    =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 21, 2005
  9. John,

    I did try Pa Bear's suggestion last evening and made some progress--Please
    see my response to him.

    =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 21, 2005
  10. =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=

    PA Bear Guest

    This is a home-based machine, right?

    Independent of Microsoft Update (MU), is the machine otherwise fully
    up-to-date at Windows Update (WU)*? Is SP4 installed? Is the SP4 Rollup
    installed? In particular, I'm thinking of...

    If you use transient subscriptions or per-user transient subscriptions to
    fire an event when you run in a non-administrative Windows account, the
    Component Object Model (COM) call returns an "access denied" error message
    with the error code, 0x80070005.

    *To disable MU & assuming you can open to the initial MU page: Change
    Settings (left menu) > Scroll to bottom of page & check the box to disable
    MU and use WU instead.
    PA Bear, Jul 21, 2005
  11. Yes, this is a home-based machine. I am very current with all updates from
    Microsoft. I have the Automatic Updates turned on and periodically check the
    update site for other non-critical updates.

    My windows update function sporadically behaves the same way as the
    Microsoft Update (where it hangs when checking for the most current
    version...). My goal was to update to Microsoft Update with the hope of
    eliminating the problem with Window Update. Therefore, I would like to
    resolve the problem with Microsoft Update.

    =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=, Jul 21, 2005
  12. =?Utf-8?B?THVrZQ==?=

    PA Bear Guest

    Grasping at straws here by this point but:

    1. Try disabling any third-party firewall to see if it may be interfering.
    Be careful and have nothing else open (e.g., other IE windows, instant
    messenger windows) when doing so!

    2. You won't be using the V4 Update Engine now but see:

    Scan for updates freezes or stops at 0%

    IMO: As Windows Update was displaying this behavior, I'd not use or rely on
    Microsoft Update till you get it cleared up. Revert back to WU and Office
    Update for the time being.
    PA Bear, Jul 21, 2005
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