Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Windows Update

  1. #1
    bakkerje
    Guest

    Windows Update

    I am wondering if anyone has experienced the following problem, as I currently am.

    I am running Windows 98 on a Pentium II MMX 233 MHz computer with a 56K dial-up internet connection. I have had Internet Explorer 5.5 installed on it and was happy with it for about a year and a half. Recently, however, I have tried to connect to Windows Update and received the following message:

    "Your organization has decided to provide software updates internally rather than through Windows Update. To download updates for your Windows computer, please see your network administrator."

    This has me stumped, as I am NOT on a network. I am running a single PC in my house. I have tried deleting the Windows Update files but this change made no difference. I am able to access the IE update page (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...ad/default.htm). I have searched through the Knowledge Base and could find no reference to this type of problem.

    Is this problem unique to my computer? Thanks in advance,

    Jon Bakker
    Email: bakkerje@hotmail.com

  2. #2
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    999
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Windows Update

    This could be touchy, see if you have a file on your system called POLEDIT. Its called policy editor and it give admins power to limit alot of the 98 features (shutdown, log off, passwords, display properties) like NT. You may have something turned off.
    Mike Wolfman
    Jack of all, Master of none
    Bow before me, for I am root.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tfiles/112673-wolfsig.jpg>

  3. #3
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    180
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Windows Update

    I am having the exact same problem, and Microsoft did not solve it with replacing the link to to update site or a couple of registry deletions. They never mentioned "poledit". How do I make the necessary changes?

  4. #4
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Windows Update

    Hi Jon & Bill:
    I knew I had seen this before. There was an article by Fred Langa. See if the following KB article helps. It involves editing the registry.

    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q228/5/48.ASP

    This may also work:
    Workarounds to try if you're unable to access Microsoft's "Windows Update" site:

    Use Start/Run and enter this: regsvr32 wupdinfo.dll

    Note there is a space between the 32 and the w

    Hope this helps.

  5. #5
    Mr. C
    Guest

    Re: Windows Update

    [img]/w3timages/icons/spook.gif[/img]I have tried both the Microsoft recommended correction and Phil's but neither seems to work. I do not understand how to use Poledit. Is this a hidden application in Windows?

    Come on guys there has to be a solution to this random change in the ability to access the Windows Update site!

  6. #6
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Windows Update

    A couple of other things, but I'm really not sure. Try deleting your cache. You can also download a utility called Cookie Viewer & then delete any cookies relating to the WU site.

    Also, have you changed your security settings for accessing the Internet. See if changing them from high to medium (if they're set on high) helps.

    Cookie Viewer can be downloaded at:
    http://www.winmag.com/columns/powertools/ptcookie.htm

  7. #7
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    999
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Windows Update

    DO a find - files or folders and search for poledit.exe
    It a long stretch but it might be the problem.... If you find it let me know.
    Mike Wolfman
    Jack of all, Master of none
    Bow before me, for I am root.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tfiles/112673-wolfsig.jpg>

  8. #8
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    180
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Windows Update

    [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]The "regsvr" command did it! Thanks!

  9. #9
    bakkerje
    Guest

    Re: Windows Update

    The regsvr command solved my problem as well. Thanks a ton!

    Jon

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •