Windows Update Error “403 – Forbidden: Access is denied”

If you get the following error when trying to run Windows updates on XP…

403 – Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the creditials that you supplied.

You can find the fix at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-windows_update/403-forbidden-access-is-denied/a16db934-fd64-43db-80c0-a9e9a034cec4 or at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946928/en-us.

The issue is with the Windows Update Agent. Updating it manual should fix your problem. Make sure to close out of IE when installing the update.

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