Administrators Only error message ???

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by AKleeger, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. AKleeger

    AKleeger Guest

    I could understand getting that message if I were attempting to update a
    WinXP or Win2000 machine ... but I'm working with a Win98SE machine that
    apparently has delusions of grandeur. Can anyone out there explain to me why
    I'm getting this message, and what to do about it? None of the MS-offered
    fixes seem to apply, because they're all intended for actual XP or 2000
    machines ... not my poor 98!
    AKleeger, Oct 25, 2005
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    Under Win98 is posible implement some policy settings using the regedit
    editor, so go to start /run and type "regedit" (without quotes) navigate


    And see in the right panel if a NoWindowsUpdate value exists and delete it.

    Also, see if the same value exists under the key:


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    fermu [MVP Windows], Oct 25, 2005
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  3. AKleeger

    AKleeger Guest

    Thanks so much for your speedy response ... but I had already tried those
    two keys ... without luck ... the Policies\Explorer keys don't exist!
    AKleeger, Oct 25, 2005
  4. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 25, 2005
  5. AKleeger

    Y2699 Guest

    I am having the same problem in Win 98se. Are you having any problems in
    Windows Explorer when using the view as Web Page mode?
    Y2699, Oct 26, 2005
  6. TaurArian [MVP], Oct 26, 2005
  7. AKleeger

    Mike Guest

    Yes I have had both these problems since downloading the last 2 critical
    updates especially 896688.. After pulling hair out for 3 days (now bald) and
    exploring most avenues mentioned I finally Restored my oldest Registry Backup
    of the 5 saved by Microsoft and installed that in DOS mode. Seems to have
    cured it as everything went back to normal after a reboot. Just in case I am
    manually also saving the Registery on disc just in case I have been too
    optimistic. So far so good!!
    Mike, Oct 29, 2005
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