Slow Microsoft Windows Updating

  [DELETED] 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.

  [DELETED] 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.

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