Failed to update after a fresh window xp installed

I just reformatted my comp and did a fresh window xp pro installation. But when I went to microsoft.com to update, it failed. I tried a couple more times and samething hjappend. anyone know what is going on?
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  1. Are you using a legal copy of XP with a retail CD key?
  2. yea what that have to do ?
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  4. i've heard that microsoft has temporarily shut down their Windows Update site because of Blaster Worm virus

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    My computer is <b>sooo fast</b>,
    It finished <b>SETI</b> in <b>10 seconds.</b>
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  5. I did rename the catroot2 folder, but still didnt work.
  6. Quote:
    i've heard that microsoft has temporarily shut down their Windows Update site because of Blaster Worm virus

    You heard wrong! I was there today, just to see if it worked, and didn't have any problems. Except, it is slower than usual. But, I guess thats to be expected. In fact, I've been to the update site several times since this worm thing hit. Not one problem with it. I think that MS probably knew about the worm ahead of time. :wink:

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  7. it works now, 2 days ago it wasn't

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    My computer is <b>sooo fast</b>,
    It finished <b>SETI</b> in <b>10 seconds.</b>
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  8. the problem is that when I click install , it said failed. Not that i can't get to the site.
  9. maybe a pirated xp cd (xp pro corporate).
    I also can't update my xp pro since it's a illegal copy.

    <font color=blue>
    My computer is <b>sooo fast</b>,
    It finished <b>SETI</b> in <b>10 seconds.</b>
    <font color=blue>
  10. I also had problems with the site a few days ago.

    Rig:
    XP Barton 2500+, A7N8X- Deluxe, 1GB OCZ pc3200 (2.5-3-3-7)
    Volcano 7+ with OCZ ultra II paste, XP professional, ATI 9600 pro
    Antec 400W w/ 4 case fans installed. [No Bragging Here]
  11. I still haven't been able to update. Neither XP pro nor Win2k worked!
  12. So any of you bought the window xp pro? or you all use illegal copy? does this problem happen to ppl who bought the legal ones???
  13. ok people, I've found the SOLUTION!!! I got this from a poster named "Curtis Billy" on Anandtech forum. Here is what the poster wrote:

    "Modify the DNS Server addresses in the LAN to use UUNET's DNS.

    198.6.1.1
    198.6.1.2"

    This came from a usenet post from someone at MS.

    Worked for me.
    Good luck to you all."


    It worked for me too!
  14. still wierd, why do we need to change dns configz.

    <font color=blue>
    My computer is <b>sooo fast</b>,
    It finished <b>SETI</b> in <b>10 seconds.</b>
    <font color=blue>
  15. I'm not an expert. But I'm guessing that our ISP's (mine is Cox Cable) DNS servers are not up to date. That's why our PCs weren't able to actual download the update patches (because perhaps the update patches are on a different MS servers which is not registered in the ISP's DNS). That's the only reason can think of.

    Is your ISP Cox? I know one poster's has Cox and this solution worked for him as it did for me.
  16. Yep, I have Cox as ISP. So how do I change the DNS thing? im not an expert at these.
  17. To change your DNS, go to your network card's Properties. Then choose Internet Protocol (tcp/ip), then enter 198.6.1.1 as your Preferred DNS server.

    After you're done updating from MS, you can change your DNS back to Cox's.

    Update: I just spoke to a Cox support. He said that it's not Cox's DNS servers that are at fault. The real problem is Cox is under DDoS attack (just like the Microsoft site days ago). I guess this is a mini epidemic for everyone.
  18. I changed the DNS server, it worked man :) now im downloading and installing these updates, thx a lot dude. I thought these illegal cd keys are not working, but they are still :)
  19. hey no problem man. glad I could share.
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