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Error message reads: Network polocies prevent......

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lt1, Mar 15, 2009.

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  1. lt1

    lt1 Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2009
    :)Trying to update windows xp but keep getting error message that reads...."Error. Network policy settings prevent you from using Windows Update to download an install updates." What should i do?:)
  2. Officer Dibble

    Officer Dibble

    Oct 24, 2007
    Do you have administrative rights?

    If you go into Control Panel > Users. Under your description are you an Administrator?

    Sorry, I'm logged into Ubuntu at the moment so I can't give you a walk-through on how to get to the Users section of Control Panel... but you sound like a clever guy. :)
  3. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Download and run this script:

    Enable Network Policy For WU

    But you are probably infected. Run your scans.

    Free anti-malware:

    All-Seeing Eye (Monitors system)
    Dr. Web Cure-It
    Comodo Anti-Malware
    MalwareBytes trial
    PrevX CSI Free Version
    Spybot S&D
    Ad-Aware 2007
    Spyware Eliminator
    Emco Malware Destroyer
    Spyware Doctor
    Arovax Anti-spyware
    Trend-Micro Rootkit Buster
    F-Secure Blacklight
    Bootzilla (Bootable anti-malware CD with many other tools.)

    "Instant" Anti-virus (Download and run the scanner):

    Dr. Web Cure-It
    McAfee Stinger
    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (This one installs but offers to uninstall after the scan. A fresh download contains the most recent virus definitions.)

    List of freeware security software
    Guide to Free Security Software (ScanComplete Site)
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