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Windows Update

Brain Spout

Wizard No More
My computer auto-downloaded some updates today, so i installed them and restarted. thent he thing popped up to install them so i clicked okay and it said that one update was not installed:
Agere Systems - Modems - Agere Systems PCI soft modem

so then after it popped up again i went to custom install, found it was the only update and clicked to install, then i clicked to watch the target. in the little screen where it has the progress, the bar goes, goes, then finishes, but it says failed on the side and i get the "did not install update: ", plus the thing pops up again in 5 minutes. i probably dont need this update since this computer is connected to a wireless network and doesnt use a modem, but it keeps popping up, and could (im not sure) be blocking future updates from download by sitting there...
It's done that to me too except it was with a service pack 1 up date I think it was called 1.1 something update I can't remeber but I did what you did just block it and hide it. I got sick of every 2mins the damn thing popping up when it won't download since I already have SP2.


Turn off automatic updates. I've always done that, and I never get bothered by them. Just remember to manually check for updates every week or so.

That's just a driver update though, which is pointless; you either have broadband and don't use it, or it's already working fine. I wouldn't advise updating your drivers from Windows Update... ever. If you need a driver, check the manufacturer's site for the latest versions.


a.k.a. FuckTheBullShit
M$ usually releases their new updates on Tuesdays for those of us that don't believe in auto-update.

Oddly enough, ALL of my XP systems at work want to download the Agere modem driver. Saddly, none of those same computers have a modem at all, not even an onboard that's been disabled. Hell, even my Dell PowerEdge 3250 Server wanted to download that driver.

Do like Jung said. Just turn off auto-updates. Then just manually pick the updates you wanna play with.