I am looking at the Windows Update window right now and there is a link that states "Get updates for other Microsoft products" and a clickable link labeled "Find out more".so i click it, then IE redirects me to a page (http://www.update.microsoft.com/microso ... x?ln=en-us
) that says the following:
Microsoft Update could not be installed on your computer
Make sure that you log on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group, and then try again.
More troubleshooting options
If your computer is connected to a network and the problem persists, contact your system administrator to see if your Microsoft Update settings are managed using group policy.
If your computer is not connected to a network, or if your system administrator has not disabled Microsoft Update, check if the Windows Update service is disabled or stopped. To see how to start a service, search Help and Support on your computer.
Note: If you experience problems with installing Microsoft Update, you can continue to get updates for your computer by going to Windows Update in Control Panel.
But i am logged in as admin, im connected to the Net, and i havent messed with group policy or disabled anything. it appears that the browser is saying that it can only be installed in Vista or 7, as when i clicked that same link in those OSes it installed fine.
so my question is, is there a way to force-install MU in 2008, or at least trick that webpage into thinking im running vista or 7. i would like to enable this, because i need updates for other Microsoft products like visual basic, office 2010, sql server (various versions), etc, and i hate to have to hunt them down manually.
Thanks for the help, anyone!!!