XP SP3 Windows Update runs forever

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    Hi everybody, my XP3 SP3 (POSready 2009 registry hack) is not able to update any longer through the manual Windows Update. The windows update screen loads fine, and when I click on "custom" as I always have for years, "Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." and the green scrolling bar runs for hours until I turn off the computer. My last successful update was 2 or 3 weeks ago. Since then I ran Microsoft Fixit 50202 and tweaking.com windows repair. Still nothing... Is the server down at microsoft? I have Avast free which I turn off while trying to update, and connect o the internet through a router.
     
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    Since I first posted this, I managed to update manually.
     
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    Thanks j896, but which update? Your link directs to a whole page of IE8 updates.
     
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    Yes only the last one it's cumulative. I had to do it this way for over a year now must be something going on with Windows update. Your welcome......
     
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    "My last successful update was 2 or 3 weeks ago."
    I believe that POSready 2009 updates are once a month.
    I read that turning off updates then turning updates back on will force an update check
     
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