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Clean windows 8.1 install, updates will not download

  1. #21


    UK
    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 64bit Pro


    I fixed everything.

    After I confirmed issue was fixed over VPN, it just clicked in my head.

    Here is what I believe is/was the issue.

    MY internet connection is PPPoE, usually this has a 1452 byte MSS because of the technical makeup of PPPoE, but there is a workaround to use 1460 byte MSS when using 1508 byte MTU with jumbo frames, which is what I have been doing for months on my router.

    After the VPN test worked, I made a post on my isp's forum blaming them but right after I made the post it clickedm, and I disabled the VPN, then disabled the jumbo frames and 1460 MSS overide, so now I am back on a 1492 byte MTU and 1452 byte MSS to match PPPoE spec and I just tried to download the IE11 update and it came down fast first time, so the reason looks like was my network configuration.

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  2. #22



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Glad you got it working. Isn't that what it usually is, you make one change somewhere and it throws off something else? Butterfly effect.
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  3. #23


    UK
    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 64bit Pro


    yes indeed, it certianly was something out of the ordinary.

    I can confirm as well the rest of the updates have also successfully been downloaded and installed first time since the fix.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    so the reason looks like was my network configuration.
    And we where trying to help you with MS Windows Updates
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