MS update thinks I`m a Mac

  the lone ranger 11:50 09 Oct 09

Hi all,

I`ve had this problem for a couple of months now. I can`t access the MS updates. I get this message....Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

This website is designed to work with Microsoft Windows operating systems only.
To find updates for Microsoft products that are designed for Macintosh operating systems, please visit click here.

I use XP pro.

I found a thread somewhere about deleting 2 reg entries but when I tried that. it wouldn`t let me delete the entries.
I re-installed (not re-formatted) XP last week and it`s still the same.

Any ideas?


  birdface 12:18 09 Oct 09

Does it do the same with this.For XP.

click here

  birdface 12:20 09 Oct 09

Try running Dial a Fix see if that helps.

  the lone ranger 12:40 09 Oct 09

Yes`s still the same.

  the lone ranger 12:57 09 Oct 09

I had a look at dial a fix and although I`m not a novice, it looks just a bit above me.

  birdface 15:04 09 Oct 09

Maybe your XP Keycode has not been recognised.
Like you a bit lost with this one.
Maybe someone can give you the free Telephone number for Microsoft and see if they can sort it out for you.
I take it that you have registered the keycode again.Was it accepted.

  the lone ranger 20:15 09 Oct 09

Yes it was and has passed the online check to see if it`s real. The name escapes me right now

  the lone ranger 20:17 09 Oct 09

Also should add that I could get them for a while but this just happened all of a sudden.

Perhaps after running a registry clean prog or something. Can`t pinpoint it to anything though

  sunnystaines 20:22 09 Oct 09

had this in the past it corrected itself about a week later

  birdface 21:34 09 Oct 09

Always system restore but you probably do not have many restore dates.I suppose that you have tried running your security programs Malwarebytes comes recommended[free version]maybe worth giving it a try.
13 Updates coming for next Tuesday so maybe it will be Ok by then.

  the lone ranger 06:39 10 Oct 09

Yeah I have full versions of Avira, Malawarebytes, PC Doctor, Superantispyware.

Old restore points get deleted to release disc space.

I can still get them by 'automatic d/l' but I just prefer to update when I`m ready. It can slow the lappy down a fair bit when you`re only on 'up to 54 Mbps' :)

Never thought this would stump the guys here.

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