JSI Tip 7610. When you scan for updates, Windows XP issues 'Windows Update has encountered an error cannot display the requested page'?

When you scan for updates on the Windows Update site, Windows XP reports:

Windows Update Error.
Windows Update has encountered an error cannot display the requested page.

NOTE: You may see two Automatic Update tabs in System Properties.

This problem will result if had a Service Pack installed and you reinstalled Windows XP without the Service Pack, or you used System Restore to restore to a date before any Service Pack was installed.

To resolve this issue, install the latest Service Pack for Windows XP.

To workaround this problem:

1. Copy /Paste the following to a NoSPWU.reg file:

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\]
"CSDVersion"=dword:00000000

2. Merge the NoSPWU.reg file with your registry, or run regedit /s NoSPWU.reg.

3. Shutdown and restart your computer.

4. Visit Windows Update and scan for changes.



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