Thursday, July 17, 2008

Slippery slope

Today, this.

Tomorrow, kids are downloading and printing handbags, TVs, and cars.

(And yes, I most certainly would steal handbags, TVs, and cars, if they cost 100 times what they should and if I could download them for free with a trivially small chance of getting caught.)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Failing Windows Updates

After installing Service Pack 3 on a Windows XP Pro machine, I needed to download some security updates. After downloading the updates, Windows Update informs me that it cannot install them. I've had this problem before and just reformatted every time it happened, but this time it was personal. It ends up being a simple fix:

Go to Start/Run/cmd.exe

run the following commands:

net stop wuauserv

regsvr32 C:WINDOWS\system32\wups2.dll

net start wuauserv

Finally, run Windows update again.