Cannot use Windows Update (Error number: 0x8024D001)

Hi,

 

I have just done a fresh install of Windows XP Pro 32-bit w/SP3 on a Dell Precision M90. I have installed all the device drivers, and then when I attempt to get Windows Updates I get the following error after it checks the Updater's version:

 

"The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem."

 

"[Error number: 0x8024D001]"

 

I have tried reinstalling Windows, this has not fixed the problem.

 

I also tried installing one of the later versions of Windows Update, here:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.4.7600.226/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe
...which has made no difference.

 

I have also tried the Microsoft Fix It here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
...which has not solved the issue.


Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 196,978 Applies to:
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Try the following unofficial Windows Update Agent. MS's latest is not the latest. Boo MS.

Download WindowsUpdateAgent7.6.7600.256-257.zip to your desktop (MS does not make the latest version of Windows Update Agent. Only 7.4.7600.243 so we make it with this). (Moderator's edit: or this, for those who are reticent about downloading stuff off non-Microsoft websites.)

Unzip it, go into the folder and double click RunMe-MakeInstallWindowsUpdateAgent.bat.
It will download, from MS, the files needed to create Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256/257 and then install it.
You'll be left with the installer, WindowsUpdateAgent7.6.7600.256-257.exe. Keep it or delete it. Your choice.

Antivirus scan for WindowsUpdateAgent7.6.7600.

Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent

From the bulletin above...
Notice
There is no standalone installer of the latest version of the Windows Update Agent (7.6.7600.256)

Make an up-to-date XP CD @ http://xdot.tk/

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OK, my bad. I forgot a couple of double quotes. I'm fixing it now.
Just run the file it made by clicking start, run, browse. Browse to the file and double click it. Add /wuforce after the .exe and press enter.

EDIT: Fixed!
Make an up-to-date XP CD @ http://xdot.tk/

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