What gives with Windows XP Home updates



Mike
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
I am unable to check for Windows XP updates using IE. I am having a similar
problem with office xp. I have not changed anything on the computer in over
six moths, and two months ago was the last time I checked. I have not set
anything up for an administrator as I am the only one using the computer.
Why the nonsense about trying for updates as an administrator? Incidentally
I turned the firewall off for a few of the update checks to no avail.
Thanks

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Windows Update Troubleshooter
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/troubleshoot.aspx?ln=en

You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

You cannot view updates on the Windows Update site using secure socket layer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326253

Windows Update Checklist
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/updtcl.htm

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"Mike" wrote:

| I am unable to check for Windows XP updates using IE. I am having a similar
| problem with office xp. I have not changed anything on the computer in over
| six moths, and two months ago was the last time I checked. I have not set
| anything up for an administrator as I am the only one using the computer.
| Why the nonsense about trying for updates as an administrator? Incidentally
| I turned the firewall off for a few of the update checks to no avail.
| Thanks

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Mike wrote:

> I am unable to check for Windows XP updates using IE. I am having a similar
> problem with office xp. I have not changed anything on the computer in over
> six moths, and two months ago was the last time I checked. I have not set
> anything up for an administrator as I am the only one using the computer.
> Why the nonsense about trying for updates as an administrator? Incidentally
> I turned the firewall off for a few of the update checks to no avail.
> Thanks
>

Another option is to post your question to the experts in the Windows
Update Newsgroup: news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate

You might want to include some useful information in that post such as
configuration, how you're accessing the internet, what happens or
doesn't happen specifically when trying to get updates, any error
messages, etc. Help them help you. You do need to be logged on in an
account with administrative privileges.


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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
"Windows Update was disabled by your system administrator" error message
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326686

"Administrators only" error message when you attempt to use the Windows
Update site
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316524

When trying to access the Windows Update site, you see an Administrators
only error. The text reads: Your current security settings prohibit running
ActiveX controls

Problem description
This error may occur if the Internet Explorer settings are preventing
ActiveX controls from running.

Resolutions
Enable ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Select the Internet Web zone icon.
5. To adjust the security level, click Default Level.
6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
7. Try Windows Update again.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:3stle.26303$NZ1.23638@fe09.lga,
Mike <mwos@optonline.net> hunted and pecked:
> I am unable to check for Windows XP updates using IE. I am having a
> similar problem with office xp. I have not changed anything on the
> computer in over six moths, and two months ago was the last time I
> checked. I have not set anything up for an administrator as I am the only
> one using the computer. Why the nonsense about trying for updates as an
> administrator? Incidentally I turned the firewall off for a few of the
> update
> checks to no avail. Thanks


What gives with Windows XP Home updates