I fixed my 0x800A138F problem in a surprising way.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Randy, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Randy

    Randy Guest

    I appear to have fixed my problem in a most unusual way.
    In addition to not being able to use Windows Update I was
    also blocked from any secure sites ( banking etc. )

    I had tried all the suggestions from
    www.updatexp.com/0x800A138F.html that I had not already
    thought of myself and it still didn't work. With nothing
    left to lose I went back to one of my secure sites, got
    the usual "Unable to display page" error. Out of total
    frustration I selected the "Detect network settings"
    option and much to my surprise my PC went off and thought
    about things for 30-45 seconds. After that the page came

    I went back to Windows Update and that too was working.
    It did tell me however that I had a whole pile of updates
    that were needed, including Windows XP SP1a. This was a
    big surprise as I always keep my system up to date.

    Anyway, I installed SP1a and it went in fine and all the
    other updates went away as they were included in SP1a. My
    PC actually runs a bit faster now ( I suffered from the
    XP slowdown problem that MS seems to deny )

    So, the long & short of things. Don't give up. Try the
    obvious sometimes and you might be pleasantly surprised.
    Randy, Dec 27, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Dec 27, 2003
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    Casey Guest

    Casey, Dec 28, 2003
  4. Randy

    Guest Guest

    Answer to above question:

    It's on the error page that comes up when you can't get
    to a site. There are several choices available on the
    page, one of them being to have your Network settings
    Guest, Dec 29, 2003
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