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    Windows Update not proxy aware?

    Whenever I run windows update on a W8 laptop it just hangs. Proxy settings are in internet options. Is this another stupid oversight or something deeper?

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    This happens for Windows 8 apps as well. This solution works for Windows 8 apps not sure about Windows update. Worth a try.

    Code:
    netsh
    winhttp
    import proxy source=ie

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    beaten to it

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    Its not just Windows 8. Windows 7 and Vista had the same issue in my experience, as do Server 2008 and 2008 R2 - I have to run that command on all of them to use the proxy for WU.

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    Weird, laptop went to sleep after being left for some time and when awoken WU had moved on.

    Something iffy with this install I think

    Edit - Added the netsh command, lets see if it gets further
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    This solution works for Windows 8 apps
    Your command will also work on one line.

    Code:
    netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie
    Last edited by Arthur; 27th November 2012 at 10:00 AM.

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    Something very amiss with this laptop, permanent 80% CPU and 100% Disk usage... all from a "new" W8 install.

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    I think Microsoft expects you to have WSUS on your network

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I think Microsoft expects you to have WSUS on your network
    Its off domain Geoff, just using the proxy for network/internet access.

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    You don't have to be on the domain to use WSUS, just bung in the registry entries.

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    This works just remember to re run it without the proxy settings when not in school as you will stop the updates working at home. also you can run it as one line.
    "netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie"

    on some machines i have a bat file saved with it in, just remember to run it as an administrator.
    Last edited by januttall; 27th November 2012 at 12:53 PM.

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