Cannot access Windows Update

Your security software, spyware, viruses, or  the browser is blocking Windows Update functionality and preventing you from seeing or downloading the updates. You can’t install any updates until you fix that. There is a Microsoft Tech Note that may be able to help you with this issue.


The easiest fix is to change ActiveX controls behaviors…

1. Under the ‘tools’ menu in Internet Explorer, choose ‘internet options’

2. Under the ‘security’ tab, click the ‘reset zones to default levels’

3. Click the ‘internet’ zone, and click the ‘custom’ button

4. Choose the following settings…


2 Responses to Cannot access Windows Update

  1. Linda says:

    Thanks for the information, I was able to access Windows update from my Start button.
    Know anything about shutdown winxp pro and get a DDE server End task everytime. How do I get rid of this?


  2. karan says:


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