Posts Tagged ‘update’
If you subjected yourself to my previous article about service pack 1 failing to install then I have news for you.
I fixed it, but I’m not saying it’s a definite fix.
Here’s what I did.
I got drastic. It took all weekend.
Backup up everything and did a factory reset install.
That is I deleted/formatted and reinstalled everything(windows).
Once windows setup I disabled windows firewall and let each update install from scratch.
Until I reached SP1 everything went well.
So looked in some forums.
Saw a tip to delete all files from windows/SoftwareDistribution
Well I deleted all files that I could.
Downloaded the SP1 pack itself and it installed.
Now updates seem to work again.
This took far too much time really and I have a second laptop which means I can do without my other laptop.
My advice is this, unless the update failure is having a massive impact on your laptop/pc then don’t bother.
If like me you just want it to work then go this route – but be aware it’s a slog.
Also if you have or can get hold of another laptop/pc then make sure it’s connected to the internet so that you can search on any problems that present themselves.
If you’re not sure waht you’re doing then please leave alone.
And don’t blame me if it all goes tits up.
remember I’m an idiot.
…gotta say not too bad really.
Went ok – hard work getting everything to work and a few glitches to fix but pretty smooth all in.
Started yesterday morning at 8.30am and by 10pm last night it was working.
So why bother, well word of advice don’t use 3ix as your web host if you want decent up time.
Cor the site dragged as well, slow and draggy load times. And a lot of down time.
Painful really and not very good for this site.
Anyway I did some investigation and came across HostGator who already seem faster but maybe that’s my imagination.
They seemed to have the best reviews and I managed to get a great deal with their ‘BEACH’ coupon code.
So here’s fingers and toes crossed it does the job.