Microsoft updates

  Desperate-Dan 19:54 23 Apr 2009

Hi, I bought a secondhand laptop, its had a clean install of winxp pro, the laptop works fine, I only have service pack 1, so I went to microsoft site to download service pack 3, every time i click on download service pack 3, it takes me to a window to show me how to enable auto updates, I enable auto update before I went online, what am I doing wrong I've never had a problem before with updates

  peter99co 20:33 23 Apr 2009

I think if you have set up auto update you should just wait and the updates should self start.

  birdface 21:18 23 Apr 2009

I think it is something to do with active X.
I always update manually 2nd Tuesday of every month.But sometimes it would not let me and I had to turn automatic updates on first and then I could download has not done it for a while so do not know why it should happen.Mind you I did run Dial A Fix so maybe that helped.

  peter99co 22:19 23 Apr 2009

On XP machine. I have set mine to notify me when updates are available. This allows me to check what is ready and how long I need to do the updating.

On Vista I have set for notify me to download and install updates.
This allows me to keep an eye on what is being installed. I can also check if completed normally.

  OTT_Buzzard 23:05 23 Apr 2009

I'm not sure from your post where you are trying to get SP3 from, but just in case, click here and you can download it as a single file for installation later. Ignore that it says that it's 'Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers'. It makes won't make a difference to you!!

  Desperate-Dan 10:11 24 Apr 2009

thanks for that, thats where I was going wrong I was looking for service pack 3 for xp pro, I downloaded and installed it from your link no problems,
I have another problem, I downloaded the drivers from toshiba, but when I tried to install them, I get a dailog box come up saying ( please insert the last disk of the muli-volume set and click ok to continue) in device manager I have a question mark over, mass storage controller, network controller, and PCI modem.

  OTT_Buzzard 10:24 24 Apr 2009

Sounds like its expecting more than one disk full of drivers.
If you go to the Toshiba website and download / install each of the drivers individually it should avoid the problem.

  Desperate-Dan 10:43 24 Apr 2009

ok thanks I try that and post back later

  Desperate-Dan 19:30 24 Apr 2009

I downloaded all the drivers ok. no more question marks in device manager, thanks for your time and help much appreciated

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