Hope I'm posting in the right forum, but can't find this question anywhere else.

I've had problems trying to connect to the Windows Update site. Every way I've tried to go into the update site it comes up with the following message:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.

If you prefer to use a different web browser, you can obtain updates from the Microsoft Download Center or you can stay up to date with the latest critical and security updates by using Automatic Updates. To turn on Automatic Updates:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
    • Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
    • Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.

My version of Windows is XP Pro and IE is 6.0.2800.1106 with the SP1 and Q871260 updates. It isn't the updates because I have always received the above message. I've even tried redownloading the version of IE6 from Microsoft Download Center and even that won't fix the problem.

All the registry keys seem to show up as the same version of IE as above, but I'm not particularly savvy when it comes to the registry.

Through trying to access a solution on the net, all the sites i found detected my version of IE as IE5, is there something i can do to fix this I'm trying to upgrade to Service Pack 2 and find out what other updates i need and not being able to access the site properly doesn't help me much.

Also when trying to access the Update site in the bar at the bottom it comes up with the message res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdoclc.dll/navcancl.htm before redirecting to the above message..... could this be part of the problem

Thanks heaps

Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE6 not detected when trying to access Windows Update

Lance Leonard

Hm. Have you checked your user-agent string Something may have mangled that so that sites that rely on the user-agent string no longer recognize your browser.

Hope this helps...

-- Lance