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windows update prob

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Tom Foolery, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. Tom Foolery


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 290

    A friend of mine has just rung me with an unusual problem--she has auto updates selected on her puter and its telling her that theres updates downloaded and ready to install but cant as the system is unstable!! WTF how does it know?? shes says its running ok with no probs, i havnt heard of this one before has anyone else got a clue?? :confused: shes running xp home
  2. SB118


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,581

    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    Could be she's actually reading a spyware window claiming the instability?
  3. Tom Foolery


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 290

    shes bringing it over in a couple of days ill let you know--ive been looking around the net looking for similiar probs but i cannot find anything close :confused:
  4. Skilldibop

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,284

    Location: London

    windows update doesn't care about stability. Sounds like spyware or by unstable it means she has some dodgy or corrupted files in there.
  5. Bernard


    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 907

    Location: Yorkshire

    Sounds like the winfixer pop-up.