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August 29, 2011 11:21:30 PM

I bought a new Acer mini-portable 4 days ago and since then I am trying to download updates. I have a 2Mb/s connection and nothing is coming in. There is no CD/DVD drive on the computer.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 29, 2011 11:53:08 PM

Can u do online while u update...?
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August 30, 2011 12:42:31 AM

nikorr said:
Can u do online while u update...?


Hi, I can go on the Web etc. but when I watch to see if anything is downloading on the update the percentage doesn't go up. And if I check the upload/download traffic on my network it is very quiet. I know it's a big file but after 2-3 hours I should see the percentage rising a little bit.


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a b $ Windows 7
August 30, 2011 12:54:20 AM
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a b $ Windows 7
August 30, 2011 1:25:21 AM

If the fix it doesn't work then you need to delete the update download folder, and it would probably be a good idea to do a system file check.
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August 30, 2011 4:16:31 AM

nikorr said:
Try this for start,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-us


I tried your suggestion and after a long time, finally I got this answer : You don't have sufficient privileges !!
I bought the computer, I am the administrator but it's not enough it seems.
By the way I'm writing this on my other computer, a Mac.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 30, 2011 4:19:51 AM

Right click on the file > run as administrator.
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September 9, 2011 3:12:29 AM

Best answer selected by Gropierre.
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September 9, 2011 3:21:30 AM

Finally after 4 days, I succeeded by going to Microsoft web site, downloading a big ISO file, burning a DVD, copying it to a USB memory key, and installing it on the Acer mini. Then I had to finish the other updates. Then everyday after that, I had updates to install ! I am not really affraid of viruses in Windows, I am beginning to be affraid of updates ! !
Thanks to everyone who tried to resolve my problem

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a b $ Windows 7
September 9, 2011 5:23:57 AM

No, problem. Good luck.
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
October 18, 2011 12:19:06 AM

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