XP not recognised by MS - anyone else getting this ??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Womble, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. Womble

    Womble Guest

    Just went to windows update and got this

    Thank you for your interest in Windows Update

    Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get the most out of your computer.

    You must be running a Microsoft Windows operating system in order to use Windows Update.

    I also went to hotmail when Messenger told me I had mail and it said that my browser (IE6) was not necessarily compatible (I need IE4 and up) and would I like to continue anyway ?

    WTF goes on ?
  2. zman

    zman Guest

    LOL !!

    either MS has some problems or your PC has an identity crisis :D

    i just went there and it seems ok
  3. Womble

    Womble Guest

    Yes, I think it has.
    I just went to install XP Styles and it said that maybe my operating system was incompatible or the wrong version as well !!!

    It's obviously my machine, but I wonder what. I haven't installed anything out of the ordinary that probably people on this site haven' t installed as well.

    So you just keep laughing while you can, it maybe something that will affect others too.

  4. kiDDos

    kiDDos Guest

    heh that sucks,, maybe try a reinstall of xp? you using home or pro?
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Sounds to me like you got your security set really high, or your firewall is doing an excellent job. Try adding www.windows.com to any whitelists you have and see what you see.
  6. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Have you rebooted yet? =) Sometimes that just makes all the difference.
  7. Womble

    Womble Guest

    Thanks Lonman, excellent pointer !! ;)

    Turns out that it was Naviscope that I installed from a news item on here a week or two ago.
    Got into my hidden Icons and I completely forgot about it. :eek:

    I thought I'd installed it with default settings, guess I'll have to revisit that area.

    Thanks again.