Windows Update fails with "Administrators Only" error even though I am an administrator

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Doug L, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Doug L

    Doug L Guest

    I am using XP home. I am logged in with administrative privileges. This
    error even occurs in Safe Mode logged in as Administrator. Update worked
    previously, but does not anymore.

    I have followed the instructions from Lucy [MS] in response to Ruevens post
    of 9/25 regarding what appears to be the same problem. In particular I have

    Cleaned up some Windows Update files by following the steps in the
    following KB article:;en-us;319585

    Downloaded and installed the controls from

    Double Checked the IE security settings as per Lucy's posting.

    There are other weird problems on this system (I suspect that they are
    1.. When attempting to open "User Accounts" in control panel I receive an
    access denied error.
    2.. Starting "Help and Support" results in nothing (except a brief
    3.. When browsing, right-click "open in new window" opens a new window but
    no content is displayed in the window.
    Please help!
    Doug L, Oct 11, 2003
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  2. This sounds very much like you have something wrong with your credentials as
    an Administrator. I'd definitely suggest posting the later points in the
    Windows XP support newsgroup. I suspect if that gets sorted, Windows Update
    will follow.
    David Herman \(507119\), Oct 11, 2003
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