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Microsoft.com Wont Work!!!


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#1 wow0130

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:17 PM

I recently wiped my hard drive and reinstalled windows xp home edition and got all the drivers installed. I went on the internet and tried to update windows but the web browser would not go to microsoft.com. None of the web browsers work. Please help.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:29 PM

Did you go to the Windows Update Site...or www.microsoft.com?

What SP is reflected on the install of XP?

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:01 PM

I had SP2 and i clicked on windows update and typed in the main website as well, both didn't work. I used another computer and downloaded an updater installer from microsoft and updated to SP3 but when i type in Microsoft.com in the web browser it still doesn't work.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:12 PM

Hello and welcome to BC.


I would first check device manager and make sure that your network card is working correctly. It sounds to me like this could be the issue. If it is a laptop, often times there is a switch to turn on your WiFi. Look for network adapters in the device manager.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:22 PM

Are you able to connect to other websites?
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:29 PM

Everything is connected correctly. All websites work on all of my browsers, but microsoft.com doesn't work on any web browser.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

See if you can access a couple of AV websites or update your virus definitions.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:46 PM

yeah, everything works fine, i can go anywhere. Just when it is microsoft or forums on microsoft it doesn't work. It says that it can't find the website or display it.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:23 PM

can anyone help!!!!!

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

About the only thing I can think of...you may want to check your hosts file and see if microsoft.com is on it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/hosts-files-explained/

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:36 PM

This works in Windows 7 you can try it in XP. Start/search.
hh http://www.microsoft.com if it doesn't work there try Google it. Notice the space after to 2 (hh)




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