Windows Update Sticks at 3%

  Legslip 13:44 09 Feb 2011

Running XP with Auto Updates turned on and indicator in systemtray shows 'Downloading Updates 3%'. For some reason this is where it stays (3%) and it hogs the CPU so that the machine is unusable. Have turned off Auto Updates for now.
Any ideas?

  sunnystaines 13:55 09 Feb 2011

on my w7 it stuck at 88% then again at 90% i just left it after about 10-15 mins it kicked in and finished ok

  cocteau48 13:59 09 Feb 2011

Go to the Microsoft Update site (express updates) and it should show 8 updates for XP last night.
Try downloading and installing them one by one - if nothing else you should be able to identify the problematical one.

  woodchip 14:08 09 Feb 2011

Have you first tried turning your Router off with switch or button at the back of the router then back on after about 1 minute. this may work faster after. also try setting Updates to Manual, then you can run from the Startup list. and choose the ones you want to load under Custom install

  Legslip 14:26 09 Feb 2011

Thanks people. Manually installed updtaes and all now seems OK. Auto Update now turned back on. Thanks again.

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