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    Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    I am trying to do updates for Widows defender and I am getting the following error. Windows defender cannot do updates error: 0x8024402c. I checked the settings in Control Panel-> Security Center-> Windows Updates and all the options are grayed outc I cannot choose anything.

    Any help much appreciated

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    Try going to Microsoft Update (it's best to use Internet Explorer for this)

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    Hans,

    I have done all the updates, I did updates before a posted this message, No high priorities to be done. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    Windows Defender updates are included in Windows Update, so if you have done all of them, I don't see the problem.

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    This 0x8024402c - Google Search will give you a lot to read for the error. It seems to be well known. See particularly this one: ComputerZen.com - Scott Hanselman - Windows Defender Errors 0x8024402c 0x80240022 and 1609 and <A target="_blank" HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=915105">Error message after you reinstall Windows Defender Beta 2:
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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    Joe,
    I have tried those earlier. none of them worked. I will re-install windows defender and see what happens, what i don't understand is: why the options on windows updates are grayed out.

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    If you mean the 'Automatic Updates' section then those are greyed out when you've got the Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) configured.

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    I have uninstalled Windows defender and re-installed it but still get the same error, I can do windows updates . When I go to updates website i get a message saying no high priority updates to be installed. Do you think it has to do something with Windows Server Updates Services?

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    Re: Security Centre windows updates (XP)

    The fact that there are no priority updates means that your system is up-to-date. There are no hotfixes/patches to apply. That has nothing to do with WSUS other than WSUS being able to supply fixes for your PC if your Automatic update settings are configured to use it. After uninstalling WD did you check to make sure the installtion folder was deleted? Did you check the registry? Did you re-boot between uninstall and reinstall? Have you checked the newsgroup mentioned at Security at Home: Welcome to the Security Community for Home Users?

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