Re: ZoneAlarm - Windows Update Site Access Blocked

From: John Jones (
Date: 09/10/04

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    On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 20:39:07 -0700, Donald McDaniel
    <orthocrossNOSPAM@cablespeedDOTcom.invalid> wrote:

    >You might check in Internet
    >Explorer, and set an exclusion to popup blocking of the Windows Update
    >site in the Popup blocker.

    If he's running XP and has applied SP2, the Windows Secrets newsletter
    has the following note:

    Pop-up blocker interferes with Windows Update
    Microsoft acknowledged on Aug. 31 that the browser's pop-up blocker in
    SP2 can cause the Windows Update site to halt with "HTTP error 500."
    (Other pop-up blockers can cause this, as well.)

    The solution is to add the Windows Update site to the browser's list
    of sites that are allowed to use pop-up windows. This is explained in
    Knowledge Base article 883820.

    John Jones, Detroit

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