Don’t worry though, you can bring XP up to date quickly and easily.
A few months ago we wrote about the Missed Features Installer (MFI) for Windows 10, a 1.3GB ISO file which adds a ton of third-party programs to Windows 10, such as Classic Shell, Gadgets 2.0, This PC Tweaker, and the Windows Experience Index Tool.
I need Windows XP on this system so what can I try next to fix Windows Update?
@Charlie RB - Thanks, but as long as WU was working properly the Express & Custom scans used to get over in less than a minute and it would show me if there were relevant updates or none at all.
Now it's just stuck indefinitely in the scan [email protected]: Thanks, but I am using MS Update, not WU. Once the MSU Active X control is installed it replaces the WU one and offers definitions updates for MSE too.
It's like the MSU option that programs like Office add to Windows 7.
Turn on Automatic Updates In about 10 minutes the little yellow shield appeared in the lower right corner of the screen, notifying of updates available.Please restart your computer when prompted; otherwise, your computer might not work properly.Microsoft might have dropped support for Windows XP over two years ago, but the operating system remains hugely popular. Good news: Microsoft offers free technical support for Windows Update and that support provided a solution to my problem.While consumers are conditioned to call their hardware manufacturer for technical support, Microsoft offers free support for Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, IE7 and Windows Update.