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Checking for Windows updates results in an error message (0x8024001D)

When running Windows Update, Express or Custom, displays an error message (0x8024001D) saying "The page can not be displayed" error occurs.

The resolve is to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder:

Stop the automatics Updates Service
Go to Start>Run and type in Services.msc
Click OK or press Enter
In the right pane of the services window, right-click on Automatic Updates and then select Stop.

Navigate to C:Windows (C:WINNT if using Windows 2000) folder, locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD

Restart the Automatic Updates Service by re-opening the Service window, Right-Click on Automatic Updates and then select Start

NOTE: Renaming the SoftwareDistrbution Folder removes your current update history listing.

Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&tid=b5f7cbb5-4307-42a1-b3dd-8b259937525e&9=1

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