RE: Specific search for drivers on MSFT Update Catalog errored out
David is correct. Thanks, glad to see i'm not the only one.
I have the exact same symptoms, any update or solution on this issue, other
than logging on as admin.
Unacceptable in a corporate environment.
I should be able to download as a regular user.
"David Warrell" wrote:
> I realise this is an old thread, but I wanted to contribute my observations
> for the benefit of other who may encounter this issue in the future.
> As Will observed, trying to download from the Microsoft Update Catalog site
> will not work if you are running IE while logged in to Vista as a
> less-privileged user (i.e. not Administrator). When you click on the "Browse"
> button to select a download location, Vista will prompt you for Administrator
> credentials, and then do nothing. Subsequent clicks on the Browse button also
> do nothing.
> Running IE as an Administrator (by right-clicking on the IE icon and
> selecting "Run as administrator") will get the Browse button working
> correctly, but then you get the error 800704DD once it tries to start
> To resolve this issue, it seems you need to actually log into Vista as an
> Administrator, and complete the whole process that way.
> "Will" wrote:
> > I had selected two drivers to download and they were in my "basket". I
> > clicked to download now, and the popup came up which allowed me to select a
> > download folder, but once I clicked "Continue" or "Next", I received the
> > following error:
> > The website has encountered a problem
> > [Error number: 800704DD]
> > The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are
> > trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.
> > I am running Vista Home Premium SP1 and was using IE7, as administrator.
> > When I tried it the first time, I had not launched IE as administrator, and
> > the browse button, to select a download folder for the drivers, didn't do
> > anything.
> > Any suggestions?
> > Thank you,