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Had to reinstall my XP , while Explorer is working for ALL other sites I can not connect to Mircosoft sites, the icon on the Start menu - Windows Update that does not work either.

I seen a topic on here about connecting to Microsoft with Addresses to add in to Trusted Sites , but when I hit add I got a reply that Http had to ve Https I added the S and hit add and they added to Trusted Sites but when I closed and reopened Explore and went to Windows Update and Microsoft via search I got the same as before,The page cannot be displayed. I can't understand why I can not connect to MS sites or Update its never happened before when I've reinstalled XP.

So I an stuck as I can not D/ld the Service Packs.


PS The part about Trusted Sites and the Addresses to add , I said that to do this I was promted to add a S to HTTP, when I try MS Update or Microsoft.com even though the pages will not display the Address in the Address Bar is always HTTP and not HTTPS.

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Edited by walsh2509, 06 August 2010 - 12:04 PM.

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but when I hit add I got a reply that Http had to ve Https I added the S and hit add and they added to Trusted Sites

underneath the box that lists your trusted sites, there's a checkbox that says "require https" (or something to that effect) uncheck that and you'll be able to add HTTP sites as well as HTTPS
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but when I hit add I got a reply that Http had to ve Https I added the S and hit add and they added to Trusted Sites

underneath the box that lists your trusted sites, there's a checkbox that says "require https" (or something to that effect) uncheck that and you'll be able to add HTTP sites as well as HTTPS




This is the Post I found and did all on it ....


To make this site a trusted website:

1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
2. On the Security tab, click the Trusted Sites icon.
3. Click Sites and under Add this website to the zone, copy and paste these website addresses.
You can only add one address at a time and you must click Add after each one:
* http://*.update.microsoft.com
* https://*.update.microsoft.com
* http://download.windowsupdate.com

Note: The asterisks and different addresses allow your computer to work with the site, no matter how you try to access it from your computer or the Web.


Try using:

1) http://207.46.198.60 This is IE 7 Download page
2) http://207.46.156.254 This is Micro$oft's Update page

Possibly ActiveX Control is not turned on, but it would be better to put Micro$oft's site in the Trusted Zone


But no matter what I did , everything as above , when I tried to get any MS I still get Can Not Access Page ?

Edited by walsh2509, 06 August 2010 - 03:15 PM.

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Found this .... net stop dnscache put that into Start/Run and now I can get onto MS sites. Did this without knowing what this "net stop dnscache" what have I turned Off ? and do I need to Start it again ? if so how ?


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Stop: net stop dnscache
Start: net start dnscache

More info:

How to Disable Client-Side DNS Caching in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318803


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