I'm trying to update an older Windows XP computer for someone, it's a clean install but Windows Update and even the IE8 installer don't seem to do anything. They don't give any errors, they just site at the checking for updates part forever. I know XP support hasn't ended quite yet so I'm not sure what's going on. I tried with another XP computer just to see if there was a problem on my end and it did the same thing, just sits with the checking for updates progress bar running for hours.
I tried installing IE8 also and it just sits at the downloading phase doing nothing. I'm not sure what's going on but are there some offline installers somewhere I could use to update this thing? (Before anyone says it I cannot put 7 or 8 on it, the customer wants XP so it's not my decision.)