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    Failed Windows Updates Win2K SP4

    Weeks ago, I received the auto notification to apply these two updates. However after numerous attempts (both automatically and manually) all attempts have failed. The following is from my win update install history:

    Failed Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB828741) Web site
    Failed Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB837001) Web site
    Failed Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB828741) Web site
    Failed Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB837001) Web site
    Failed Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB828741) Automatic update
    Failed Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB837001) Automatic update

    I'm running Win2K-SP4

    Anyone know how to fix this problem?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Failed Windows Updates Win2K SP4

    Jerry,
    There's troubleshooting information at this MS KB query:
    Windows Update

    Joe

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    Re: Failed Windows Updates Win2K SP4

    Thanks Joe,

    I tried this site and unfortunately none of these options help.

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    Re: Failed Windows Updates Win2K SP4

    Jerry,
    Did you try the stepping option? And what did it tell you?

    Joe

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    Re: Failed Windows Updates Win2K SP4

    Joe,

    Thanks for the input.

    I haven't tried the stepping option yet, but hope to this weekend.

    Probably won't be able to try it before Friday night at the earliest.

    I'll let you know how it turns out.

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    Re: Failed Windows Updates Win2K SP4

    Joe,

    After numerous attempts trying the stepping option, nothing happens. I don't even get an active setup log.txt file.

    Looks like time to re-format and reinstall the OS AGAIN....

    I hate M$ and their mickey mouse approach to software. It shouldn't be this hard.

    This time I'm going to install a spare (second) HD and and set up dual boot drives and start experimenting with Linux.

    Thanks for you help though.

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