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#1 Hawkeye4


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

Had to reformat and reinstall WinXP on a Dell with their restore disk and while trying to do Windows updates, got the following error message: Error 0x8024400A

Any clues how to fix this? Thanks!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Post two http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic464517.html/page__view__findpost__p__2798906
Post three http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic464517.html/page__view__findpost__p__2798911

Either one of these should do the job. As I understand it, Once you get to SP3 and IE8 then the windows update will work. All that Microsoft stopped was Windows update for anything lower than SP3. Thus causing a error message.

Good Luck

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

To determine what service packs are already installed by the Dell CD, right mouse click on My Computer on the Desktop or in the Start Menu, select Properties, General tab. Look for Service pack under System.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) must be preinstalled before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

Try this

upgrade to IE 8

IE 8


Windows update agent

Save the download to your C drive

Click Start, and then click Run.

Type C:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce and then click OK,install WU agent

Restart the PC and try to update

Edited by narenxp, 13 August 2012 - 12:46 PM.

#5 Hawkeye4

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

Thanks for the quick replies, but I found a copy of SP3 lying around and installed that and it seems to have fixed the problem. Glad I had downloaded it a long time ago. :thumbsup:

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