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    Mark SBS Guest

    Default Re: Windows Update error: 8024402F

    After hours of searching the web and testing everything on 5 vista business
    machines i found this comment and would you beleive it it was my router also!
    Good man for posting your findings.

    "Daniel Brown" wrote:

    > I had this same issue and tried everything that had been suggested. I then
    > checked our router which has an option to block compressed files. Disabled
    > this and it worked!!!! At Last!!
    >
    > "t2mustang" wrote:
    >
    > > That is not the answer.
    > > I am reinstalling a system fresh.
    > > Reformatted and update does not work, I get error:0x8024402F .
    > > I have Computers all do the same thing now.
    > > Started a month or so back..
    > > Never ahd any issues before, and now that I see it does it on fresh install
    > > I see it is a MS issue..
    > >
    > > "Johnny" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Did you ever figure this out? I have a ticket open with MS for this
    > > > exact issue and got this reply:
    > > >
    > > > This issue may be caused by the following factors.
    > > >
    > > > 1. Internet Explorer temporary files corrupted.
    > > > 2. Windows Update Engine corrupted.
    > > > 3. Several third party programs running in background.
    > > > 4. Spyware.
    > > >
    > > > I suggest we access Windows Update website with Internet Explorer first
    > > > to test this issue.
    > > >
    > > > Then, let's take the following steps to do the troubleshooting:
    > > >
    > > > Step 1: Clean the Temporary Internet Files
    > > > ======================
    > > > 1. Click Internet Options on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.
    > > >
    > > > 2. Click the General tab, click Clear History in the History area, and
    > > > then click OK in the dialog box that appears.
    > > >
    > > > 3. In the Temporary Internet Files area, click Delete Files and then
    > > > click OK.
    > > > Note: If you select the item "Delete all offline content", this will
    > > > delete all the files which are needed to browse the Internet website
    > > > when you are offline.
    > > >
    > > > 4. In the Temporary Internet Files area, click Delete Cookies, and then
    > > > click OK in the dialog box that appears.
    > > >
    > > > Note: Removing these files will remove automatic login information
    > > > which is stored within these files that allow you to login to Internet
    > > > sites, so be sure that you have this recorded or written down somewhere
    > > > else if you are concerned about this.
    > > >
    > > > 5. In the Temporary Internet Files area, click Settings button, and
    > > > click View Objects button.
    > > >
    > > > 6. Delete all the files.
    > > >
    > > > 7. Close all the files and reboot the computer to check the issue
    > > > again.
    > > >
    > > > Step 2: Use Ad-aware to remove spyware.
    > > > ==========
    > > > 1. Download and install Ad-Aware from this page:
    > > > http://lavasoft.element5.com/support/download/
    > > >
    > > > 2. Click Start -> All Programs -> "Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal" ->
    > > > "Ad-Aware SE Personal" to start Ad-Aware.
    > > > (Note: If there is a popup box asking whether or not check definition
    > > > update, please click OK and click Connect. Click OK to download and
    > > > install the latest definition, and then click Finish.)
    > > >
    > > > 3. Click the Start button in the Ad-Aware window, and then click Next
    > > > to start the scan.
    > > > 4. After the scan is finished, click Next, click the check boxes on the
    > > > "Critical Objects" tab to select them, click Next, and the click OK to
    > > > confirm the removal.
    > > >
    > > > The third-party products discussed above are manufactured by companies
    > > > that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied
    > > > or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
    > > > products.
    > > >
    > > > Step 3: Disable the software that can affect Windows Update.
    > > > =========================
    > > > The local Windows Update engine can be affected by some third party
    > > > programs.
    > > >
    > > > Please temporarily disable all antivirus components, Web Trap component
    > > > of PC-cillin, Surfin Guard Pro, download accelerators/enhancements,
    > > > Download Accelerator Plus, spyware applications and other similar
    > > > programs.
    > > >
    > > > Step 4: Reinstall Windows Update Engine
    > > > =====================
    > > > Please download and install the latest Windows Update Engine with the
    > > > following link.
    > > > http://download.windowsupdate.com/v6...gent20-x86.exe
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > The link didn't work for me on the machine I'm having problems with -
    > > > had to grab it from a different machine and copy it over. This server
    > > > isn't supposed to go into production for another week, I'll probably
    > > > just reinstall the OS. Hope this helps.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > frankp wrote:
    > > > > In Windows Update I select Express (with Custom it's the same), view the
    > > > > message "Checking for latest updates for your computer", then obtain the
    > > > > [Error number: 0x8024402F]
    > > >
    > > >


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  3. #2
    MowGreen Guest

    Default Re: Windows Update error: 8024402F

    Wow, your router is what caused the updating issue on Daniel Brown's
    system ? That's some *mighty powerful* router you have.

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    Mark SBS wrote:
    > After hours of searching the web and testing everything on 5 vista business
    > machines i found this comment and would you beleive it it was my router also!
    > Good man for posting your findings.
    >
    > "Daniel Brown" wrote:
    >
    >> I had this same issue and tried everything that had been suggested. I then
    >> checked our router which has an option to block compressed files. Disabled
    >> this and it worked!!!! At Last!!
    >>


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