Can't download from Microsoft.com

November 19, 2008 at 21:45:08
Specs: Win XP Pro, 1.2ghz
I redid my computer about 2 weeks ago. Ever since I reinstalled XP Pro I have not been able to download anything from Microsoft.com.
This includes updates, direct x, verification software, or Sp 2 or Sp 3. All it brings up is cannot connect to http://www.download.microsoft.com or whatever. I have tried refreshing and everything. I was wondering if anyone had any idea. I have Avast Home edition and have been running it thinking it might be a virus or something. but nope no luck. Thanks in advance.

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#1
November 20, 2008 at 01:05:42
daveden123, first thing I'd do is look at the security settings in IE. M$ sets them to 'high' as default. Anything higher than 'med' blocks things. Might well be something else, but...
HTH.
Ed in Texas.


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#2
November 20, 2008 at 01:14:55
I don't THINK updates are available for Service pack 1.
You need a minimum of SP2.

You need to download Sp2, install it, then try updates. Note SP3 has all of the SP2 updates.
http://www.softwarepatch.com/window...

I suggest you make an integrated copy of XP with SP2 or 3. Using Autostreamer or Nlite.

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#3
November 20, 2008 at 01:31:36
Download the full version of Service Pack 3, burn to a CD and install:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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#4
November 20, 2008 at 10:05:18
Thanx for the ideas. I have already set the IE security to mininum. Now as for updating SP1 I did it 3 weeks ago on my laptop. Now as for downloading SP3. I wish I could thats the problem I cant connect to the download server.

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#5
November 20, 2008 at 10:24:29
Did you try HERE
Half way down the page.

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#6
December 1, 2008 at 20:36:46
I seem to have the exact same problem. since
I reinstalled windows xp, I haven't been able
to download anything from Microsoft.com This
includes updates, sp2/3 and windows live messenger. all firewalls are off and
automatic updates are on. could it possibly
be from a home network firewall or
connection?

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#7
December 2, 2008 at 07:06:11
As I said, SP1 is not supported

http://update.microsoft.com/microso...

So download sp3 from the links provided above.

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#8
December 2, 2008 at 12:11:39
Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are
looking for (or one of its dependencies)
could have been removed, had its name
changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Please review the following URL and make sure
that it is spelled correctly.

Requested Url:
/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx

thats what that link, as well as anything
from Microsoft.com takes me to this


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#9
December 2, 2008 at 13:15:55
OK, the link says sp1 is not supported.

Go to http://www.softwarepatch.com/window...
to download sp2 & search on the same site if you want sp3.

Or use google to download the service packs from a non microsoft site.

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#10
December 2, 2008 at 16:04:14
tried downloading sp2... nothing Microsoft works, pretty much nothing which says
service pack works either, as far as the Google thing. =C

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#11
February 4, 2009 at 15:53:12
http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/d...

It's a trojan. This tool whipped it out in under a minute, quick reboot and all set. This drove me mental for 2 days. RELIEF!!

This problem is on loads of forums so if it works for you please paste it somewhere else


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