You may receive an error message when you search for available updates on the Windows
Update Web site
What causes Error 0x800a0046
TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2006
i can not update windows xp. the solutions listed do not work. this is new to me. i
have always been able to use windows update
i am running the most recent versions of sp2. i run windows update every few days,
and this is a brand new problem.
anyone know whats up with it? i am sure i am not the only one
this is the page i get when i try to update windows xp home edition
[Error number: 0x800A0046]
Please change your Internet Explorer security settings
To save changes to your settings for this website, you need to enable userdata
persistence for Internet Explorer. Complete the steps below, and then click Change
settings to the left and try saving your changes again.
1.. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2.. Click the Security tab, click the Internet security zone icon, and then
click Custom Level.
3.. In the Settings dialog box, scroll to the Miscellaneous section.
4.. Under Userdata persistence , select Enable.
5.. Click OK and when the security warning dialog box appears, click Yes.
Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem yourself.