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Windows 7: Creating a new partition on my new laptop

01 Jul 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Aaaaaaaaaargh! When I began to install a program I realised I had accidentally downloaded the 32 bit version!
I have reinstalled the 64 bit version, this time installing my lan driver. I'm accessing the internet without a problem but I can't access Windows Update. I get a 8024402F error. I have tried the Windows Fix but it didn't work.
Should I initiate a thread in the Network and Sharing section?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2012   #22
Microsoft MVP


What AV are you running? Suggest you replace any bloated AV with Microsoft Security Essentials with the Win7 Firewall.

Have you tried restarting Win7 a few times? Sometimes these are temporary connection problems.

Set Windows Update to Automatic and let it ride for a few days to see if it resolves.

Other resources:
Temporary connection-related errors may occur when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update
8024402F error when trying to update
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2012   #23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks, no AV yet, just in the process of installing Microsoft Security Essentials.
Have done a couple of restarts.
Will follow up that link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Jul 2012   #24

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I contacted MS support, and of the 3 methods I was given, using specific Global DNS settings did it for me. I'm ready to start installing programs.
Thanks again for the help.
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