windowsupdate stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by evilhomer, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. evilhomer

    evilhomer Guest

    Here's the message it gives. By the way, I am not proxied and I have already tried all the steps in the knowledge base article about windowsupdate not working:

    Software Update Incomplete

    The Windows Update software did not update successfully. Below are some suggestions to help you proceed:
    You may have clicked No when prompted to accept the Trust Certificate. To allow the Windows Update site software to install, click Yes when presented with the Security Warning dialog box.
    Your Internet Explorer security settings may be set too high. To install the updated software and access Windows Update, Internet Explorer security must be set to medium or lower, and active scripting and the download and initialization of ActiveX controls must be enabled.

    Note These are the default settings for Internet Explorer. For more information about Internet Explorer security and instructions on how to change your security settings, read Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article Q174360.

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  2. evilhomer

    evilhomer Guest

    i re-installed xp

    and now I can use the automatic update feature, but still no windowsupdate. i'm writing this from netscape in fact, as I can not download files in IE either.