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Thread: Windows Update Errors 0x80072F8F & 0x8024402F

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    Windows Update Errors 0x80072F8F & 0x8024402F

    I recently rebuilt a Windows 2000 SP4 Workstation AMD 950MHz machine because of a failed hard drive. After the rebuild, using the same windows install CD I am now getting the following errors. Below is what I have done to resolve with out success and would REALLY APPRECIATE some help to resolve this.

    Windows update will not work and returns the following error: (using IE 6)
    [Error number: 0x80072F8F]
    Your computer’s date and time appear to be out of sync with an update certificate. To fix this:
    1. In the Control Panel, open date and Time Properties
    2. Ensure that the date and time are correct.
    Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problems (error number 0x80072F8F) yourself.
    [Error number: 0x8024402F]
    The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view.
    The options provided below might help you solve the problem.
    For self-help options:
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Find Solutions
    Windows Update Newsgroup
    For assisted support options:
    Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)

    Windows 2000 Pro SP 4 Machine
    Settings Verified:

    As Per Article 326253 I have made sure the following settings are correct but still have the issue.

    - Time & Date Are Correct
    - SSL 2.0 & 3.0 Are Selected
    - Trusted Root Certification Authorities Valid from 1/10/1997 to 12/31/2020.
    - NO LIABILITY ACCEPTED - This certificate has expired in the Certificate Status box.
    - My ISP Does not use Proxy Settings set to Automatic Detection -tried checked and unchecked
    and internet works either way.
    - Languages Set to English (correct)
    - Use HTTP 1.1 and the Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections Checked

    I have tried uninstalling and re-installing SP4, IE 6
    I have updated the Windows Installer
    I have re-registered the following files:
    regsvr32 Mssip32.dll

    Added the following sites as trusted sites:

    I have disabled my firewall
    Scanned and cleaned all spyware with Ad-Aware, SpyBot and Pest Patrol Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
    Deleted ALL %Temp%, System Temp and User Temp User Cookies & Temp Internet files, Cleared Recycle Bin

    Short of rebuilding the machine from scratch, which I am not sure would work, I have no idea what to do next. Is there a place where we can manually download all the patches that would bring the machine current and then see if that would fix this issue?

    NUMBER 2.
    I am not sure if this is a related to the above Windows Update issue or if they are both as a result of the same other issue, or unrelated entirely. Office started to do this before the hard drive crash but I attributed it to an unstable installation as a result of the hard drive bad blocks. Now I have no idea.

    Office 2003 With and Without SP2 when I open outlook I am prompted to enter in the serial number. Doing so does not keep this prompt from re-occurring. I have uninstalled and re-installed Office and selected “Run All From My Computer

    Thanks - technobia”.

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    Triple Platinum Member Curio's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    First of all try Dial-a-fix which can do lots of little things automatically for you. Then let us know how you got on. - as well as the main interface don't forget to try the things in the 'tools'.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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