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im having trouble with getting to wondows update using this link. the link hangs before the page opens

http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...t.aspx?ln=en-us

my MSword spellcheck is broke and im trying to see if there is a windows fix for it.

EDIT: i am unable to get to any MS downloads. all other links work within the MS pages

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I'd do a Word repair install, should fix the spellcheck issue.

In IE.

Tools > Internet Options

Under Temporary Internet Files:

Settings > View Objects

See if any need to be repaired, or remove/uninstall them and reinstall.

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I just was looking round  (as you do) for any info that might be of any help at all to you.

I read this about the spell checker in ms word, and wondered if this missing file is any use?  Don't be put off reading the first bit about outlook express.

http://www.tech-pro.net/howto_010.html

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thanks for that link. but it did'nt help as i have the full outlook.

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did you happen to run an issues in CCleaner before this started to occur? i would say, load up your backup and see if there is a string having to do with word.

)corjello(

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did you happen to run an issues in CCleaner before this started to occur? i would say, load up your backup and see if there is a string having to do with word.

)corjello(

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good suggestion but i did'nt see anything in any of the backups that i have

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i said this in mIRC, but i think you were afk.

"in word check in prefrences or options or whatever, there should be spelling and grammar.. uncheck the grammar box if there is one"

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i said this in mIRC, but i think you were afk.

"in word check in prefrences or options or whatever, there should be spelling and grammar.. uncheck the grammar box if there is one"

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dude!...you are the man.

spellcheck problem fixed.

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in a sense you are right. the spellcheck problem is fixed but i'm still having problems with the windows update page loading. i have IE on default and ActiveX enabled.

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I remembered today how I helped someone with this problem a couple of years ago on a Win98 Computer.

I'm not sure how I came across this fix or whether it would work in this case but it did work on the 98 computer that was having the same problem.

Right Click Internet Explorer

Click Properties

Click Security

Click Internet

Click Default Level

Click Trusted Sites

Click Default Level

Click Sites

Make sure there is nothing in the bottom white box relating to Windows Update, if there is remove it

In the top white box type http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

Click Add

In the top white box type http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...t.aspx?ln=en-us

Click Add

Take the tick out of 'Require Server Verification (https:) for all sites in this zone'

Click OK

Click Apply

Click OK

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even tho i have these two links as a trusted site in IE i am still unable to get to the Windows updates

http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...t.aspx?ln=en-us

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

this link cannot be added to trusted sites

http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...t.aspx?ln=en-us

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after i have giving Tarun and CaPMan headaches over my problem with my problem trying to access the MS update page. i have found the solution with Tarun's help in a prolonged and in depth chat session. the final solution was turning off my Norton firewall. with the Norton firewall off i was able to access Windows update. go figure. now it's time to figure what the firewall is doing to block access.

EDIT: i emailed Norton asking why their firewall was blocking access to Windows update.

also on a hunch i disabled Norton again to see if i will be able to use Trendmicro Housecall65 virus scan. since i had problems trying to access the virus scan. and of course i'm able to do the scan with Norton turned off.

NOTE: i dont need anybody posting saying how bad Norton sucks becouse i already know

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When I next get on one of the computers in work which has norton firewall on, I will see if I can find a setting that you need to change.

Although you might figure it out for yourself before then.

Be sure to let us know if you do.

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.........NOTE: i dont need anybody posting saying how bad Norton sucks becouse i already know

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Okay not gonna tell ya that Norton sucks :D

just going to say get ETrust :D

Cheers :shocking:

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