Unable to get updates after reinstalling Win98SE

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Hi,

I had to reinstall Win98SE about 2 months ago, as it had become very
unstable. Works fine now except for Microsoft Update facility. I
still get notified that 'Crtical Updates' are available, but when I try
to access them I get the message

"Thank you for your interest in Windows Update.
Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get
the most out of your computer.
You must be running a Microsoft Windows operating system in order to
use Windows Update."

There is nothing to clik onto to take me further.

I even get this message when I try to log onto the Updates home page.
I THINK I got some intial update access after my reinstalling, but
certainly can't do it now.

Can anyone help?

regards, David
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Go to the Windows Update Troubleshooter
    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/
    and click the entry titled "When attempting to access the Windows Update Web site
    you receive the following message: Thank You -- you must be running a Microsoft
    windows operating system in order to use windows update"

    It states, in part:
    Please delete the following registry key. Be sure to export this key to a safe
    location first.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User
    Agent\Post Platform

    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx


    "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1115655445.953307.127280@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I had to reinstall Win98SE about 2 months ago, as it had become very
    > unstable. Works fine now except for Microsoft Update facility. I
    > still get notified that 'Crtical Updates' are available, but when I try
    > to access them I get the message
    >
    > "Thank you for your interest in Windows Update.
    > Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get
    > the most out of your computer.
    > You must be running a Microsoft Windows operating system in order to
    > use Windows Update."
    >
    > There is nothing to clik onto to take me further.
    >
    > I even get this message when I try to log onto the Updates home page.
    > I THINK I got some intial update access after my reinstalling, but
    > certainly can't do it now.
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > regards, David
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    First, try disabling your firewall before going to Windows Update. Of
    course, be very careful: No other application which might access the
    internet should be open when doing so.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

    glee wrote:
    > Go to the Windows Update Troubleshooter
    > http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/
    > and click the entry titled "When attempting to access the Windows Update
    > Web site you receive the following message: Thank You -- you must be
    > running a Microsoft windows operating system in order to use windows
    > update"
    >
    > It states, in part:
    > Please delete the following registry key. Be sure to export this key to a
    > safe location first.
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    > Settings\User Agent\Post Platform
    >
    >
    > "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:1115655445.953307.127280@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I had to reinstall Win98SE about 2 months ago, as it had become very
    >> unstable. Works fine now except for Microsoft Update facility. I
    >> still get notified that 'Crtical Updates' are available, but when I try
    >> to access them I get the message
    >>
    >> "Thank you for your interest in Windows Update.
    >> Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get
    >> the most out of your computer.
    >> You must be running a Microsoft Windows operating system in order to
    >> use Windows Update."
    >>
    >> There is nothing to clik onto to take me further.
    >>
    >> I even get this message when I try to log onto the Updates home page.
    >> I THINK I got some intial update access after my reinstalling, but
    >> certainly can't do it now.
    >>
    >> Can anyone help?
    >>
    >> regards, David
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Thanks. I (temporarily) disabled my firewall (Norton Internet Security
    2003) and, sure enough, wass able to access Windows Update. Great!

    Interestingly, the microsoft update troubleshooter, suggested by 'glee'
    says problem is applicable to Win 2000 and Win XP, and also that it can
    occur when third party and WinXP firewalls are both enabled. No
    reference to Win98 at all!

    I'm nervous about playing with registry. Can I delete the registry key
    as suggested by 'glee' and still run Norton? This presumably would be
    a permanent solution to my problem, rather than having to disable
    Norton temporarily each time? Also, could the problem (which I didn't
    have before Win98 reinstall, be due to setting too high a security
    level within Norton, which I also had to reinstall?

    Again, thanks to both of you for help.

    Cheers, David Fuller
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Export the key to a .reg file, from regedit, before you delete the key. If deleting
    doesn't help, or hinders Norton, merge the exported file back into the registry.

    The WU troubleshooter seems to be gearing towards current operating systems. You
    will see less and less pertaining to Win9x there, as they simply do not test things
    on that platform anymore.

    You may be able to use the firewall configuration to set WU as a site which is
    excluded from protection by the firewall.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx


    "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1116003667.634501.302470@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > Thanks. I (temporarily) disabled my firewall (Norton Internet Security
    > 2003) and, sure enough, wass able to access Windows Update. Great!
    >
    > Interestingly, the microsoft update troubleshooter, suggested by 'glee'
    > says problem is applicable to Win 2000 and Win XP, and also that it can
    > occur when third party and WinXP firewalls are both enabled. No
    > reference to Win98 at all!
    >
    > I'm nervous about playing with registry. Can I delete the registry key
    > as suggested by 'glee' and still run Norton? This presumably would be
    > a permanent solution to my problem, rather than having to disable
    > Norton temporarily each time? Also, could the problem (which I didn't
    > have before Win98 reinstall, be due to setting too high a security
    > level within Norton, which I also had to reinstall?
    >
    > Again, thanks to both of you for help.
    >
    > Cheers, David Fuller
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Thanks again. I'll give it a whirl.

    DavidF
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Visualise Whirled Peas

    "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1116172201.029166.162700@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > Thanks again. I'll give it a whirl.
    >
    > DavidF
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    om

    glee wrote:
    > Visualise Whirled Peas
    >
    > "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:1116172201.029166.162700@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > > Thanks again. I'll give it a whirl.
    > >
    > > DavidF
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Actually, with whirled peas, I think it would be "Yum"

    "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ORarVHYWFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > om
    >
    > glee wrote:
    > > Visualise Whirled Peas
    > >
    > > "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > > news:1116172201.029166.162700@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > > > Thanks again. I'll give it a whirl.
    > > >
    > > > DavidF
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Children, children! In case you don't know, "Give it a whirl" is a
    well known, if not actually common, (UK) English expression, especially
    amongst those in their more mature years. On the other hand, as an
    Englishman, I've never heard of 'whirled peas'. Is this a traditional
    American delicacy, like 'Root Beer'?

    Regards, David (are we risking getting off-subject?)
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    I suppose that's what you put in your burritos, then, whirled peas, that
    you cook on your floppy drive? That could be dangerous, I still say, if
    you swallow a diskette by mistake! (But I'm sure you MVPs are quite
    experienced at it, you & Bear & Brian A.)


    --
    Thanks or Good Luck,
    There may be humor in this post, and,
    Naturally, you will not sue,
    should things get worse after this,
    PCR
    pcrrcp@netzero.net
    "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
    news:urMcKUaWFHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    | Actually, with whirled peas, I think it would be "Yum"
    |
    | "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    | news:ORarVHYWFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    | > om
    | >
    | > glee wrote:
    | > > Visualise Whirled Peas
    | > >
    | > > "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    | > > news:1116172201.029166.162700@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    | > > > Thanks again. I'll give it a whirl.
    | > > >
    | > > > DavidF
    |
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Actually it is a rather poor play on words, found on joke bumper stickers
    here...."Visualise Whirled Peas", instead of "Visualise World Peace". Of course I
    am familiar with "give it a whirl", being closer to mature age than I am to mature
    mentality. <g>

    ....glen
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx

    "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1116230061.687813.242760@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > Children, children! In case you don't know, "Give it a whirl" is a
    > well known, if not actually common, (UK) English expression, especially
    > amongst those in their more mature years. On the other hand, as an
    > Englishman, I've never heard of 'whirled peas'. Is this a traditional
    > American delicacy, like 'Root Beer'?
    >
    > Regards, David (are we risking getting off-subject?)
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Ah, ha, ha, yea, I wasn't sure about "whirled peas", either. I thought
    it might be something Glee put in those burritos, but I take it back in
    the interests of world pee. Peas! Peace!! Peace, I mean!!!

    --
    Thanks or Good Luck,
    There may be humor in this post, and,
    Naturally, you will not sue,
    should things get worse after this,
    PCR
    pcrrcp@netzero.net
    "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1116230061.687813.242760@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    | Children, children! In case you don't know, "Give it a whirl" is a
    | well known, if not actually common, (UK) English expression,
    especially
    | amongst those in their more mature years. On the other hand, as an
    | Englishman, I've never heard of 'whirled peas'. Is this a traditional
    | American delicacy, like 'Root Beer'?
    |
    | Regards, David (are we risking getting off-subject?)
    |
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Now I gotta take a pee.

    glee wrote:
    > Actually it is a rather poor play on words, found on joke bumper stickers
    > here...."Visualise Whirled Peas", instead of "Visualise World Peace". Of
    > course I am familiar with "give it a whirl", being closer to mature age
    > than I am to mature mentality. <g>
    >
    > ...glen
    >
    > "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:1116230061.687813.242760@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > > Children, children! In case you don't know, "Give it a whirl" is a
    > > well known, if not actually common, (UK) English expression, especially
    > > amongst those in their more mature years. On the other hand, as an
    > > Englishman, I've never heard of 'whirled peas'. Is this a traditional
    > > American delicacy, like 'Root Beer'?
    > >
    > > Regards, David (are we risking getting off-subject?)
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    You ate the whirled peas, then? We were only kidding!

    --
    Thanks or Good Luck,
    There may be humor in this post, and,
    Naturally, you will not sue,
    should things get worse after this,
    PCR
    pcrrcp@netzero.net
    "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OeikcSkWFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    | Now I gotta take a pee.
    |
    | glee wrote:
    | > Actually it is a rather poor play on words, found on joke bumper
    stickers
    | > here...."Visualise Whirled Peas", instead of "Visualise World
    Peace". Of
    | > course I am familiar with "give it a whirl", being closer to mature
    age
    | > than I am to mature mentality. <g>
    | >
    | > ...glen
    | >
    | > "DavidF" <david_p_f2001@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    | > news:1116230061.687813.242760@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    | > > Children, children! In case you don't know, "Give it a whirl" is
    a
    | > > well known, if not actually common, (UK) English expression,
    especially
    | > > amongst those in their more mature years. On the other hand, as
    an
    | > > Englishman, I've never heard of 'whirled peas'. Is this a
    traditional
    | > > American delicacy, like 'Root Beer'?
    | > >
    | > > Regards, David (are we risking getting off-subject?)
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