fix error 0X8024400A and 0X8024006

I have been trying to download updates for two days!?!  Need HELP! The codes I show are what I see at this day and time.
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You need to be at Service Pack 3 level before you can use Windows Updates.

To determine which service pack is currently installed on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Copy and paste, or type the following command and then click OK:

winver

A dialog box displays the version of Windows and the service pack that is currently installed on your computer.

If you haven't already, you'll need to install SP2 and then SP3 (note SP1 doesn't exist anymore).

How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

Installing SP2 - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/xpsp2getinstall

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

Noted in "How to obtain the latest XP service pack" is -

If you have problems obtaining the service pack from Windows Update, you can download the stand-alone update package from the Download Center. This page will say that this installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers. However, you can safely download this file. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download the Windows XP Service Pack 3 package now

Also see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2497281
You may be unable to access the Windows Update website from Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003

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Last updated July 14, 2019 Views 982 Applies to: