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This may not be new to a lot of XP Users but it worked for me. I was having a problem updating XP Pro at Windows Update as well as the Automatic Updates. At WU, it kept telling me that the ActiveX wasn't installed & there was no option to install it. The Automatic Updates kept running svchost.exe & maxing out my CPU so I had to shut both down.


I used a work-around to find out what updates were missing by using Belarc Advisor. Once I found them, I started manually downloading & installing them. There were quite a few. I would check with WU every now & then & at one point was offered the ActiveX which I installed. I was then shown a "New" WU which I followed to here:




Make sure you are using IE as default browser when you go there.


I followed the instructions & installed ALL the "Critical" updates. Belarc now reports I have no updates missing. Worked for me. :)


That's the way I see it anyhow. :P






Hawk :b33r:

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