"Windows Update" error

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  1. dsw182

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    I've recently begun getting error messages from "Windows Update". First it tells me that it "can't check for updates" or that it "could not search for new updates" and states an error code. (8024402C)

    While this error code has lead me to some sites, there appears to be little practical support for the problem...and what support there is takes me round in circles.

    Because of this Vista hasn't updated for the past month. Is there some way to fix the problem? (it used to work fine) Or is there a way to manually update it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    ---System Details-------
    Gateway MT6223B laptop
    Windows Vista Basic
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    My update in Vista has done something like this quite a few times but has sorted itself out quite a few times, once it was my fault for looking for more updates when it was installing updates.
     
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    I got that error - windows telling me Internet explorer not connecting to the net, while i was surfing happily in another window,

    after a few goes it sorted itself out

    rollon SP1!!!
     
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    Yeah I know but, as I said, the sites the error code takes you to either don't offer relevant support, offer methods which are beyond my knowhow or has no effect.
     

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