I'm experiencing a curious defect with my XP pro SP3 (with the "POSready hack applied) :
automatic update notification & OS driven updates work, but Internet Explorer has become
unable to browse to the online sites, Windows Update (resp. Microsoft Update).
More details : until nov, 2014, I used to have automatic updates /de/selected, and visited the online
update site periodically (using IE6) to pick and install my updates.
For some reason then I tired and neglected to check for updates ...until recently.
When I got to try again, /something/ had changed (at Microsoft, or here, or both)
that it had become /impossible/ to access the online update sites using the browser : keeps redirecting
to an error page (kb2497281) which does not help solving the particular instance !
The KB advised installing IE8, which I did without changing anything to the issue : the Windows update
links (from IE or Start Menu) untiringly redirect the browser to that same KB error page !
The good news is, after much hair pulling, I installed /automatic/ updates (well, semi-automatic : notify but
let me select what to download) and, to my surprise, this WORKS ! I get a nice yellow shiel and am able to review,
select and install my updates. :=)
Yet, I'd like to sort out the problem with it being impossible to visit (browse) Windows update !
I can confim I have the lastest components of the updater.
Sorry I /can't/ remember whether I was opted in to "Microsoft update" versus "Windows update"
before the problem started. Actually, could it be part of the problem ? /maybe/ I opted for
Windows update the last time I used the web updating site (november 2014).
Any ideas ?
Edited by Ninho, 29 August 2015 - 05:45 AM.