Xp pro not updating
Doesn't matter if I select Express or Custom, it is stuck for hours at "Checking for the latest updates for your computer".
I have tried setting all services to default like Black Viper says for XP Professional SP3 and all seem to be fine.
Go to Start, All programs, System tools and run System Restore.
Click Create a restore point, click Next, enter a description and click Create.
As many companies have found to their cost, installing security updates can be the difference between a working PC and a desk-sized paperweight.
Thankfully, although Microsoft has long since abandoned support for the operating system, Microsoft is still continuing to develop updates, even if they aren't strictly intended for Windows XP users.
To create the file, you'll need to be able to view file extensions, so open Windows Explorer (the file browser) click Tools, Folder Options.
Click the View tab and remove the tick from the 'Hide extensions for known file types' box.
Make sure you've got the right icon type (right) for files Next, right-click and select Edit. Enter or copy and paste the following information: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMWPAPos Ready]"Installed"=dword:00000001Save the file and shut down Notepad.Select your username from the boot screen and you'll boot into Windows, where you can run System Restore from the Start Menu as normal.