Huge October Security Release - Automatic Microsoft Update can resolve manual update abends
While manual Microsoft Updates (MU) worked with on issues on my work PCs, issues were encountered with our more marginal XP family PC at home in trying to apply 14 items. After experiencing "x08" type abends, I then let MU run unattended in dial up mode and have almost completed the process. While automatic MU updates are a little slower they work well and the BITS transfer saves the prior position when you shutdown your system. On any abend, it's good to write down the exact message and search the Internet for solutions.