Suggest adding the Windows Update website addresses to exceptions/allow list
If that hasn't help, check that the Windows Update Service can connect to the Internet
through port 80 and port 443.
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
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"supercomfreak" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
| Hi I am running windows vista ultimate the problem I am having is I am unable
| to get updates.
| when I check for updates I get an error code 8024402c and it says windows
| could not search for updates however I have been able to get updates by
| turning off windows firewall also I am unable to downlod programs from
| microsofts website while the firewall is on. So I asume there is a problem
| with the firewall how do I set up the firewall to accept updates from
| microsoft I have had this problem since I installed vista ultimate two weeks
| ago I must say I cant understand why the firewal is stopping the updates. in
| the help and support section it says I may have to turn off the firewall I
| find this inconveinient is there a way to fix this problem thank you
| ps: I have also turned on atomaticlly detect settings in internet explorere
| and i still get the errorand I have added the following sites to interned
| trusted sites
| and still get the error cheers