won't let me download updates please help

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by janice, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. janice

    janice Guest

    hello, i was wondering if there was anyone who could help
    me. i've just recently downloaded windows 98 and i'm
    trying to get updates and each time i try it tells me that
    my clock is not the right time and won't let me get any
    downloads. my clock is the write time. it's error
    message 0x800c0008
    i've looked under their help and what they say to do
    didn't work. any ideas?
    thank you!
    janice, Feb 22, 2004
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  2. janice

    invalid Guest

    why did u download it? Even XP is only 100 dollars!
    cheap people should stick to paper and pencil
    invalid, Feb 22, 2004
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  3. janice

    Charles Guest

    There is a possibility that the date is wrong instead of
    the actual time. Your Date may be set to 1903, 1803, 1983
    and on and on. Try verifying that you date is correct,
    another thing that seems silly, but it got me for 2 hours
    once was the am/pm thing. normally though it's actually
    the date that is wrong that causes some apps to complain.
    I wish you luck, the other guy who replied doesn't
    understand the fact that WinXP does not work on older
    machines, and your not actually being cheap, some people
    can't afford new computers. There is also the fact that
    Win98 simply isn't available to buy anymore. How else can
    you get an OS for an older machine. Try Linux? Hello, not
    everyone in the world can spend a month or more figuring
    out how to install it. One final thing. You really
    shouldn't say on Microsoft's website that you D-Loaded
    their product. It is after all copyright protected by
    Charles, Feb 22, 2004
  4. janice

    Brad Guest

    Did you find an answer? I am going through the same exact
    thing. Thanks!!

    Brad, Feb 22, 2004
  5. janice

    Lucy [MSFT] Guest

    For error message 0x800c0008 please try the steps suggested in the

    Windows Update Troubleshooter


    Jupiter Jones [MVP] site

    If the problem persists please post the last 20-30 lines of the Windows
    Update.log file.

    To view the Windows Update.log file:

    Copy and paste "%windir%\windows update.log" (w/o the quotes)
    into the Internet Explorer address bar and hit Enter.
    Scroll down to the current date and look for the error being reported.
    Post the last 20 lines of the log file
    Lucy [MSFT], Feb 23, 2004
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