Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by painbird, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. painbird

    painbird Guest

    I just reinstalled XP Home and activated it. I tried to use the Windows Update web site but it will not work. I don't have auto-updates on because i like to decide when i get updated.

    i get the same error every time i try to use the update wed page:
    Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.

    Send error number to Microsoft (0x800A138F)

    is there something wrong with my system?
  2. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

    Middle Of Nowhere - UK
    Did you let Microsoft send down the ActiveX script type thingy
    that it prompts you to when you first hit the update site?

    If it didn't appear, check you have nothing stopping that type of file.
    I'm not certain it's an active X download, but it's something like that ...

    Edit:- Found this....Cannot view updates using SSL
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    make sure theres a default language installed in internet options :)
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

  5. painbird

    painbird Guest

    the problem was solved by going to https rather than http. thanks for all the help.