Windows update not working...(error 0x800A0046)

original title: Windows update not working...

Windows Update will not work...asks me to set my IE security settings (userdata persistance) which was actually set the correct way. I even tried moving www.update.microsoft.com into a trusted location. I continue to get error (0x800A0046) even with the user data persistance set correctly and this domain set to always allow cookies. Any ideas?

 

This is on Windows XP sp3, IE 8. I have been having some problems with Visual Studio 2008 and just uninstalled/reinstalled it this weekend and noticed this problem when I went to get updates after a fresh install.

 

I have not had any previous problems with updates on this machine.

 

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Last updated March 30, 2018 Views 4,823 Applies to:
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