on updating from WinXPSP2 RC1 to RC2

I read the instrux, went to the update windows site and sat and waited and waited and waited while it said “checking for updates”.

I stopped it and started it again. And waited and waited and waited.

After at least a 1/2 hour of this nonsense, I finally noticed the very small and very unnoticable notice above the i.e. box that i.e. was blocking activex scripts and I should press some key or another to let the activex script run.

So Windows XP SP2 RC1 was preventing itself from updating itself. And I, a “professional” couldn’t figure it out. Hmmmm….

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