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    Can't do a Windows Update

    Starting at beginning ....
    Teacher XP laptop returned to me as was infected with alsorts of stuff.

    It still had orig ghost image on its D drive so I restored it to my orig deployment setting.

    Decided it would be good idea to load defender on before handing back this time - did WGA - did Defender install - borked on needing Windows Update 3.1 installing.

    Went onto IE -Tools -Windows Update - ended up with a web page telling me to upgrade to IE6 !!!

    Thought - never mind - I'll load in SP2 from my utility CD - did that - still thinks I have IE5.

    Downloaded IE7 - installed - ran - still thinks I've got IE5

    Any ideas people?

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    Simon
    PS Not at laptop again till next week but any suggestions welcome in meantime

    PPS - tried another machine to make sure it wasn't something to do with school I'm at - it went onto Windows Update fine.

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    Re: Can't do a Windows Update

    Has it had its version number set to something else by Group Policy? I've had this recently in that IE7 seemed to modify some GP settings the I didnt read and instead of providing a user tag on your browser string it now modifies the version data in the string, as a result Win Update fails as does a new webmail system.

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    Re: Can't do a Windows Update

    Its a standalone laptop - no domain involved.

    But did you manage to cure yours by altering anything?

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    Re: Can't do a Windows Update

    Re install windows update.

    unzip and right click iuctl.inf to install (with IE closed)

    then try windows update again.

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    Re: Can't do a Windows Update

    @simon, yeah on mine as soon as I tried it on a laptop that had no GPs on it I knew it had to be a GP thing really, but if yours is not on GP then I don't think in this case that is your problem



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