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    Windows Update not working

    I am refurbishing a Gateway system for a local Thrift Shop for resale. I do this as a volunteer. I reformatted and reinstalled Windows ME. When I first started Windows Update, it showed about 26 updates but only installed Internet Explorer and Outlook Express 6 as they had to be installed separately. Once that was finished, I restarted the system, opened IE 6 and went to WINDOWS UPDATE - it says checking for the latest version of windows update, then a window comes up saying SCAN FOR UPDATES, I click on NEXT and then a window opens saying WINDOWS IS LOOKING FOR AVAILABLE UPDATES and it says 0% COMPLETE and never does anything more. How do I get it to identify, download and install the remaining updates? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Windows Update not working

    I re-registered dsipex.dll, vbscript.dll and scrrun.dll and it seems to be working OK now. I found the solution with a Google search.

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    Re: Windows Update not working

    Thanks for posting back with the solution <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    II thought Microsoft no longer supports Windows 98SE, meaning no updates whatsoever from any ot its web sites.
    Even with a valid Serial Number, long ago, my W98SE stopped getting any updates from the windows update area.

    Should I try again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Stoller View Post
    II thought Microsoft no longer supports Windows 98SE, meaning no updates whatsoever from any ot its web sites.
    Even with a valid Serial Number, long ago, my W98SE stopped getting any updates from the windows update area.
    No. This thread is over a year old. You won't get anything from WU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Stoller View Post
    II thought Microsoft no longer supports Windows 98SE, meaning no updates whatsoever from any ot its web sites.
    Even with a valid Serial Number, long ago, my W98SE stopped getting any updates from the windows update area.

    Should I try again?

    Roland
    As Joe said you won't get anything from MS WU but there is a goldmine of Win9x related stuff at MGDx.

    stuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuck View Post
    As Joe said you won't get anything from MS WU but there is a goldmine of Win9x related stuff at MGDx.

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    not so fast. I've just recently setup a dual-boot XP/98se machine, booted into a clean win98se OS and have just visited the old V4 Windows Update [WU] site and have obtained a few win9x/ME updates.

    so at least for me, WU does work under 98se/ME. try clearing your browsers cache, history & cookies and try the WU site again. it should "redirect" to the old V4 WU site and not the newer "V6" WU site which is for Win2k/XP.

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    Any IE browser of version 5 or less will not access WU with Windows 98.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel R. Piring View Post
    not so fast. I've just recently setup a dual-boot XP/98se machine, booted into a clean win98se OS and have just visited the old V4 Windows Update [WU] site and have obtained a few win9x/ME updates.

    so at least for me, WU does work under 98se/ME. try clearing your browsers cache, history & cookies and try the WU site again. it should "redirect" to the old V4 WU site and not the newer "V6" WU site which is for Win2k/XP.
    My bad, what I meant was you won't get any NEW stuff from WU. However, as you say, if you use a Win98 box and WUv4 you can still find all the Win 98 updates.

    stuck

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    A great update for '98SE is the "Unofficial Service Pack" for '98.

    I don't have a link to it so you'd have to Google it. But it really helped an ailing '98 to work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Who View Post
    A great update for '98SE is the "Unofficial Service Pack" for '98.

    I don't have a link to it so you'd have to Google it. But it really helped an ailing '98 to work better.

    Good Luck,
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    For Win 98 FE start here:
    unnofficial service pack for Win 98 standard/first/gold edition

    For Win 98 SE start here:
    unofficial service pack for Win 98 SE

    stuck

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