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Hello All,

Ive been running into issues with windows XP getting updates. I get the following error: 0x8024402F.

I've tried rebooting I've been through the fourms online. This machine was fine and i was able to install and get all of the updates as of yesterday morning but after installing office and checking for updates for new updates i got the following page from Windows update (attached as Error). I'm able to get to the main Windows updates page, then if i choose custom or express i get the attached page.

Active x isn't being blocked by my router or my local firewalls.
 
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Try this:
Go to computer manager> Services
Stop BITS and Windows Update services
Delete contents of C:\Windows\softwaredistribution
Start BITS and Windows Update Service

Try update again

Forces Windows Update to resync completely, normally a last resort for me but nromally resolves any issues, especially when using WSUS.
     
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eh..windows will update you..until you have to reinstall windows frown.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyd893;15431978 
Try this:
Go to computer manager> Services
Stop BITS and Windows Update services
Delete contents of C:\Windows\softwaredistribution
Start BITS and Windows Update Service

Try update again

Forces Windows Update to resync completely, normally a last resort for me but nromally resolves any issues, especially when using WSUS.

Ok, i tried this but im still getting the same error. does it take time for it to register, or it should take effect right away?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley;15432003 
eh..windows will update you..until you have to reinstall windows frown.gif

I assume you mean "
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley; 
eh..windows won't update you..until you have re-installed windows frown.gif
?

If im correct then this is what im trying to avoid...
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest_Inc;15420698 
Hello All,

Ive been running into issues with windows XP getting updates. I get the following error: 0x8024402F.

I've tried rebooting I've been through the fourms online. This machine was fine and i was able to install and get all of the updates as of yesterday morning but after installing office and checking for updates for new updates i got the following page from Windows update (attached as Error). I'm able to get to the main Windows updates page, then if i choose custom or express i get the attached page.

Active x isn't being blocked by my router or my local firewalls.

Apparently the error code is connection-related: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

How about you apply (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353) and then attempt to install the updates again.

Some workarounds you might wanna try: http://taurarian.mvps.org/WU_XP/0x8024402f.htm
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You've got this error right after installing FrameWork 4. Uninstall it and it will work again.
Lately that's how windows update behaves and I don't know why. Can't find anywhere how to fix this.
Somewhow, computers with framework 4 installed a few monts ago, have no problems. I guess there's a new, foulty installer on MS website...
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