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XP Pro Windows update problems

By peter.berger@genexsrvcs ·
Fresh XP Pro install. Went to do Windows updates from windowsupdate.microsoft.com and I get this message, even thought I set ALL security settings to low. Any ideas/help???

"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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by dmiles In reply to XP Pro Windows update pro ...

There was a discussion in TechRepublic article,how windows update may not work,ref discussions the last two weeks of Nov.
Then you lmay try installing the software without the windows update,to get around this error.

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couldnt find it

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by Joseph Moore In reply to XP Pro Windows update pro ...

I have seen this Windows Update error when you try to go to the update site while you are NOT logged on as an Administrator. The logged in account needs admin rights for the ActiveX controller from Windows Update to install and run successfully.
Log into XP with the Administrator account, then try to connect to Windows Update.

Hope this helps.

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Trouble is, I am logged into the machine as the Admin.

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