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I just got a new system and after intalling windows xp, I went to microsoft's website to try to see if there are any critical updates and driver updates. After I let it scan my system, it said there are no available updates. Now, I know that can't be right because I know there are tons of updates for win xp. Anyone know what may be the cause?
 

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What kind of connection do you have to the internet?(Dial up/Broadband/LAN) You might want to try again, it could be their server was having problems... they are updating a lot recently. You also might want to check out www.updates.com It'll pick up out of date programs too. Let us know what happens.


BTW how did the dispute with buyaib turn out?

Oh, and be sure you don't have any firewalls blocking access... if your running ZoneAlarm, make sure you allowed the updater program access to the internet.
 

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Valiant2003 said:
What kind of connection do you have to the internet?(Dial up/Broadband/LAN) You might want to try again, it could be their server was having problems... they are updating a lot recently. You also might want to check out www.updates.com It'll pick up out of date programs too. Let us know what happens.


BTW how did the dispute with buyaib turn out?

Oh, and be sure you don't have any firewalls blocking access... if your running ZoneAlarm, make sure you allowed the updater program access to the internet.
I have DSL. I have tried numerous times over the entire weekend. I used another computer in my house to check (also Win XP) and it was fine. There were like 3 critical updates and 19 reccomended updates.

With Buyaib, they said I can return the memory for a full refund since I paid for testing. But the memory seems to work ok when I set it to 2.0 CAS latency. Just that when I set the system to turbo mode instead of optimal mode, it takes over a minute to boot the system. Set it back to optimal and now it takes about 50 seconds. Another thing is that when I installed VIA's latest 4 in 1 drivers 4.40, the system would ocassionally hang when I shut it down (stuck on saving settings), but when I rolled back to the 3.38 drivers, it is fine, so the memory is probably ok.
 

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Not sure how to put this delicately, but is it a legit copy of XP, because they are seriously limiting the leaked Corporate one. Are you running any firewalls other than the one built into XP?

I'm glad to hear that the RAM worked.
 

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Not sure how to put this delicately, but is it a legit copy of XP, because they are seriously limiting the leaked Corporate one. Are you running any firewalls other than the one built into XP?

I'm glad to hear that the RAM worked.
Of course it's legit. I just bought it for $199. I am not running any firewalls and I disabled the built in one on XP. BTW, what do you mean they are limiting the leaked corporate ones?
 

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I had to ask... no offense intended. Anyway the newest service pack from Microsoft is going to disable use of the old FCKGW keycode and assign a new one to the corporate edition with an entirely different algorithm. The sting will be felt when a user using the pirated version goes to download, while still using the old Corp code, as they operating system will be rendered useless.... a Microsoft induced system lock out. I believe Danrak posted an article explaining more.

I must say I am stumped on this one... does anyone else want to give this a shot. I doubt it'd be that anything was corrupted, because why would it return that nothing was found? David, what kind of antivirus are you running, if any? I doubt it's a virus, but Norton and Macaffee have been known to be rather obtrusive when it comes to broadband.
 

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Alot of out of the box HP and IBM lockup when you go ...start...windows update...was working on it with M$ but in the meantime...we went to M$ www.microsoft.com and download and updates and for SOME reason it worked that way....try it out..

My boss told them it was solved so we never did get the reson why....the did tell us there was a problem with the updater and since the relase of XP there has been 1 or 2 updates to the updater it self...
 

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I had to ask... no offense intended. Anyway the newest service pack from Microsoft is going to disable use of the old FCKGW keycode and assign a new one to the corporate edition with an entirely different algorithm. The sting will be felt when a user using the pirated version goes to download, while still using the old Corp code, as they operating system will be rendered useless.... a Microsoft induced system lock out. I believe Danrak posted an article explaining more.

I must say I am stumped on this one... does anyone else want to give this a shot. I doubt it'd be that anything was corrupted, because why would it return that nothing was found? David, what kind of antivirus are you running, if any? I doubt it's a virus, but Norton and Macaffee have been known to be rather obtrusive when it comes to broadband.
But that is stupid, all's the pirate need to do is to NOT download that fricking Service Pack! Useless!
 

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exactly, but who knows if they aren't going to block all updates unless you have the service pack... they are basically forcing the pirates to fend for themselves, which is obviously no problem, as they have already cracked the new code, and found the registry key so they can change the code to the new one.... it's futile to go up against the internet.
 
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