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    Windows Update 'Administrators Only' Error (Win XP)

    Anybody else solved this problem which seems to be quite widespread.

    This is taken from the Windows Update Troubleshooter" at

    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/


    When you attempt to use the Windows Update site, you may receive an error
    message similar to the following:

    Administrators Only (-2146828218) To install items from Windows Update, you
    must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators
    group. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings
    may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

    You receive this message even though you are already logged on as an
    administrator or a member of the Administrators group.


    I have tried the solution recommended, but still no luck.

    It then suggests a work round


    You can work around this issue by adding the following to the exceptions list in the Internet

    Options Proxy Settings:

    Windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    V4.Windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    Download.Windowsupdate.com

    To access the Exceptions settings.
    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Click "Tools," and then click "Internet Options."
    3. Click "Connections," and then click "LAN Settings."
    4. Click "Advanced" and add windowsupdate.microsoft.com to the exceptions list.


    However I cannot access the "Advanced" tab, as I do not use a Proxy server.

    Any suggestions

    Colin

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    Re: Windows Update 'Administrators Only' Error (Win XP)

    Kelly`s Korner has a lot of information about errors on this topic. Scroll down to "Windows Updates" and see if you can find your problem here. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
    Elaine

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    Re: Windows Update 'Administrators Only' Error (Win XP)

    Thanks but this was another site I checked before tring the Forum.

    I try to do a bit of research first before posting

    Colin

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    Re: Windows Update 'Administrators Only' Error (Win XP)

    Colin,
    Are you running service pack 1? XP home or pro?

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