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Old 14. Nov 2013, 10:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just a long shot because you say you've tried every remedy you could find to fix the BITS issue but did you try this one;

http://www.philmorgan.net/techie-too...for-windows-xp

Dunno if it helps at all but it might be worth trying, if you haven't already.
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Old 14. Nov 2013, 11:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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windyctyprog, you can also try Fix it from Microsoft. Sometimes it does whats needed and automatically. This one resets Windows updates components, BITS included. Download and run. Make sure to select XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en

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Old 15. Nov 2013, 09:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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@windyctyprog; Have a look at the Wilders thread that J_L linked to - specifically post #35, here;

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showt...=353289&page=2

See if there's anything there that helps your situation, if you haven't resolved the issue already.

I had six Windows Updates for XP yesterday, did the custom install, and no problems. The machine is running fine. My problem with the updates this month was with Vista, mentioned in a previous post, and now I notice newbie65 is reporting Vista issues after the updates in the General Computer Support section.

Looks like MS are really on a roll at the moment.
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Old 15. Nov 2013, 10:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Found this on Softpedia;

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windo...s-399597.shtml

Seems problems are quite widespread.
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Old 15. Nov 2013, 03:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Deya, I haven't tried the Phil Morgan fix. I will try it. As many places as I looked, I didn't find that one.

Bo, every single MS fix was tried - nothing worked. Every single external fix that I found on the Microsoft community forums was tried, as well.

Thus far, nothing, I've invested 40+ hours since early October on this mess, don't really have the time anymore.

I am pretty tired of Microsoft, truth be told, after buying my first PC in 1983...

Thinking about Linux, but don't know where to begin and don't know if I'm up for it.

None of this MS update crap makes sense to me anymore. For the umpteenth time, they screwed up and we have to fix it.

I run an advanced innovation management company and I'd be run out of town on a rail if my business model was similar to MS's.

Thank you all for the suggestions - I am constantly amazed at the level of assistance and knowledge on this forum.

I will let you guys know what happens with the Deya fix...
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Old 15. Nov 2013, 04:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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@windyctyprog; Have a look at the Wilders thread that J_L linked to - specifically post #35, here;
If you're having issues updating Windows XP SP3, you'd by wise to read post # 36 on the same thread that deya has linked to above. I'd tried installing the updates manually to resolve the problem on XP without success. Prior to that, I tried letting windows updates run for 2 /12 hours without success. This evening I'll try restoring back to an image earlier than October and letting windows update churn overnight if I have to to see if I can get all updates installed. If that fails, well, I'm done updating XP SP3. It's a ten year old machine anyway and not my primary use machine. I had no issue updating Win 7 SP1 Home Premium on my laptop.

Or, I may wait and see just like that wise old bird Bo.
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Old 15. Nov 2013, 06:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi windyctyprog, if Deyas suggestion don't work, perhaps doing a system restore can help. Sorry to read about your troubles.
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I tried letting windows updates run for 2 /12 hours without success. This evening I'll try restoring back to an image earlier than October and letting windows update churn overnight if I have to to see if I can get all updates installed.

Or, I may wait and see just like that wise old bird Bo.
Nice to see you Taurus. Tonight, when you go to the MU site, do it late in the evening. My experience this past few months is that by doing so, I just have to wait about 10 minutes before the updates are served. For me, doing updates at 11PM your time, gets it done. I would not let my computer run all night with SVCHOST running at 100% during that time.

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Will do Bo! I wondered if it might be a network\server issue.
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Old 15. Nov 2013, 07:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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You might want to read this link in case you haven't, it pretty much tells the story about the SVCHOST issue and XP updates.
http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft...ue-soon-230940

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Wise old bird Bo. XP just updated, all critical security patches, without so much as a burp. Traffic must be light this evening.
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