Re: problem accessing the Windows Update, [Error number: 0x8024401
From: Rick (Rick_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 07:35:03 -0700
I had a similar problem and received an e-mail from Microsoft on how to
repair- I have the e-mail if youwould like me to forward- it worked great, I
get automatic updates now and no problems downloading any updates...
"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:
> MarkFingers87 wrote:
> > I am having a problem accessing the Windows Update Centre, I can get as far
> > as choosing Express Install or Custom Install, but when I click on either of
> > these after a few moments it comes up with
> > Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested
> > page.
> > and reports that it is an Error number: 0x80244016.
> > Sometimes it comes up asking me for proxy credentials, but I have no idea
> > what it is wanting me to type in as I tried my proxy server username and
> > password and it didn't accept it and went onto the Error number: 0x80244016
> > page. Does anyone know how I can get round this?
> > Mark
> If you have Windows XP:
> Just a guess, but you might need to configure the WinHTTP proxy settings
> on the computer (using e.g. proxycfg.exe).
> Open a command prompt (Start/Run and then "cmd.exe" without the
> Run this command to display current proxy configuration:
> For more help on proxycfg.exe:
> proxycfg -?
> If you configure the client to your proxy "environment" using proxycfg,
> does WU start to work then?
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
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