Originally posted by Scar I still get the notification that there are critical updates, but when I try to get them I receive the message:
"Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page. The Windows Update servers are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." .. I'm using Windows 98.
It sounds like your trying to use the automatic update feature? I don't think that ever worked well for me on 98. Have you tried it manually? (Tools->Windows Update in IE) Or try: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/ph/1139?sid=1020 At the very worst you can probably ask MS for a service pack CD if all else fails.
I've used a couple of different software programs that basically do this - one was AlohaBob retrieve or something like that - but my memory is faded as this was 4 years ago. Another was laplink but it was excrutiatingly slow.