Windows Update Problem

Category: Quickies

Q:

Recently I have had problems with the Windows Update site. I keep getting the following message: [Error number: 0x80070005] The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. I have followed all the obvious solution trails without success. I can download updates manually and apply them but this is a bit time consuming and puts the onus on me to ensure I am up to date with all patches ... i'd much rather have it running automatically. Have you any ideas that may help.




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Posted by:

Callie Jordan
25 Sep 2005

Try this KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;836926

or this one:

When searching for available updates on the Update site, you receive the 0x800B0001 error.

http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/showarticle.aspx?articleid=34&ln=en

and/or see this posting on the Windows Update google group about a similar problem (you are not alone):

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/browse_thread/thread/7ef76b34d1995051/dc93a67fcf5bbec0%23dc93a67fcf5bbec0?sa=X&oi=groupsr&start=0&num=2

Here's the tinyurl for that page, as the above address is waaaaay too long:

http://tinyurl.com/abp7y


Posted by:

Dr. Don
20 Jun 2007

The only workaround I have found is to run msconfig and run the disable UAC script under the tools tab. This works until MS solves this in Vista. It will restore the use of a wireless adaptor and restore the functionality of your network.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't see anything like you mention when I look at the Tools tab. Did you mean to comment on some other article?


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