Windows Update Site... Is it down or something?

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Vorpal

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#1
I haven't used the windows update site in a couple of weeks... when I go there now I only get this message w/ no options:

"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.

The latest version of Windows Update is available on computers that are running Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 (except Windows 2000 Datacenter Server), Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family."
 
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Powerchordpunk

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#2
go to start/run and type "notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" without the quotes, and hit enter. There will be a line that refers to windowsupdate with an ip address. Delete the line and save the file.
 
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Powerchordpunk

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#4
Wow you probably want to have that localhost thing back in there if you still have the hosts file. Are you sure the file was empty, besides the local ip?
 
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Vorpal

Guest
#5
Yes, it was empty. I put it back the way it was:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
 

Geffy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#7
once you have edited the hosts file you need to do

ipconfig /flushdns

to reset it and make it check things out of the hosts file
 

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