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Windows update when i enter the windows update from the START menu, it keeps on opening the web browser. can you help please.

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  • scanman2
    scanman2 Jan 24, 2009

    usualy when i clicked on START , then windows update in ''all programs'', it took me straight to the microsoft update page which you mention. now it opens GOOGLE and nothing further happens. i did a windows repair 3 days ago, and since then , i've had this prop. how do i update windows now after the repair. thanks

  • scanman2
    scanman2 Jan 24, 2009

    WHEN I CLICK ON THE LINK YOU GAVE ME, IT OPENS GOOGLE SEARCH!! THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WRONG HERE. MY EXTERNAL DESKTOP CAN ALSO ONLY OPEN WHEN I RIGHTCLICK AND EXPLORE. THANKS FOR TRYING TO HELP

  • scanman2
    scanman2 Jan 25, 2009

    when i do that , it tells me requested URL not found(ERROR)

  • scanman2
    scanman2 Jan 25, 2009

    yes, when i click on your link, it takes me there. (microsoft). i'm using ie7 as browser.

  • scanman2
    scanman2 Jan 25, 2009

    UNBELIEVABLE! it flashes a google search box, when i follow your instruction, and then returns to the microsoft homepage. will not access the update page.

  • Ilskov F Mar 01, 2009

    I have the exact same problem using any browser or user on my Windows XP SP3.

    AVGFree, NOD32 and AdAware didn't find anything but SpyNoMore found a trojan (in the hidden dir resycled on the c-drive) - but when I removed everything SpyNoMore found the problem still remained.

  • andb1963 Apr 04, 2009

    When I open windows update it takesme straight to google even when I click on a link in microsoft.com . Running Mcaffee security scan to see if it will help !

  • andb1963 Apr 04, 2009

    Using explorer 8 on xp sp3 when I click on the link http://www.update.microsoft.com/ is displayed in the address bar but the window opens google

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    It is supposed to open the browser. Windows Update is a website on Microsoft that interacts with your computer to see what updates you have and which ones you don't have. It will then list the High Priority updates along with optional ones.

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You can click on this link:

http://www.update.microsoft.com/

Add it to your favorites once it opens.

Not sure why Google would open with Windows Update though.

If you like, I could talk you through changing your Windows Update shortcut. Let me know via a comment.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Jan 25, 2009

    Can you not even type that address in the browser address block and press enter?

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Jan 25, 2009

    Can you get to www.microsoft.com at all??

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Jan 25, 2009

    BTW, what browser are you using?

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Jan 25, 2009

    OK, if you can get to Microsoft put your mouse cursor over "Security and Updates" at the top and then click on "Microsoft Update".



    Let me know if that works.

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Jan 25, 2009

    Man, this is one crazy problem!



    Do you have the Google Toolbar installed?



    If so, uninstall it through the Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs.



    If you don't have it, I'll think some more.



    Have you run a thorough virus/spyware scan lately?

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