Slow Microsoft Windows Updating

  henza_mapenza 01:52 19 Oct 2003

Lately I was updating my Windows XP home edition using Microsoft Windows Update. I find the downloading is okay but when it is finished, it says installing and it takes ages to install the update(s). Usually around 30 minutes. I don't know if it should last that long but it didn't before. Is there any to restore this problem. Is it beccause of a previous update. Please Advise? I have a 56K modem which is bad news for me because of downloading times. Please Help. THX

  powerless 01:57 19 Oct 2003

The updates i find do take there time to install.

But 30 minutes that seems a little long to me.

First defrag your hard drive.

Close down any programs.

  wawadave 05:36 19 Oct 2003

click ctrl,alt,delete and shut off uneeded programs at the point after d/l is done this will
help you shut off internet conection fire wall anti virus and what ever else you dont need.
this will free up cpu cycels and ram.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

HP Envy x2 review: Hands-on

How Sketch and InVision have revolutionised our design workflow

The best tech gifts for Christmas 2017

Les meilleurs jeux de société (2017)