I am using win 2k and for the last week and a half i have been unable to access windows update website or any microsoft websites except msn. I have been told this could be due to either my network settings not being correct or I have one of the recent viruses that have been going around but my Mcfee anti-virus has always been up to date and have been lucky that i have never had any virus ever detected. When i click on windows update i just get a could not find webpage, i have tried using Opera 7 and Netscape but still get could not find website.
i just set mine to high and tried to access MS update,i got this error:
"Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get the most out of your computer.
Windows Update uses ActiveX Controls and active scripting to display content correctly and to determine which updates apply to your computer.
To view and download updates for your computer, your Internet Explorer security settings must meet the following requirements:
Security must be set to medium or lower Active scripting must be set to enabled The download and initialization of ActiveX Controls must be set to enabled Note These are default settings for Internet Explorer.
To check your Internet Explorer security settings
On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options. Click the Security tab. Click the Internet icon, and then click Custom Level. Make sure the following settings are set to Enable or Prompt: Download signed ActiveX Controls Run ActiveX Controls and plug-ins Script ActiveX Controls marked safe for scripting Active scripting"
I have run both adaware and spybot repaired IE 6 and i still cannot use windows update, short of reformatting with win 2k pro (which i am not sure how to do?) i am now at a loss as to what to try next.
I would like to thank everyone who tried to help but it looks like its going to be a reformat, i have tried all the links suggested but to no avail. Many many thanks again but it looks like a nice large bottle of southern comfort to while away the time while i reformat and load all the programs back on again.