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Unable to update to 8.1 because windows update doesnt work

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    Unable to update to 8.1 because windows update doesnt work


    I just reinstalled 8 on a ssd and tried to install 8.1 from the store but it says i need to update windows first. I tried running windows update but i get an error saying "Windows could not search for new updates" error code 80240440. I tried everything I could find online and nothing seems to work. I tried restarting windows update, i tried turning off firewall, I tried reinstalling windows again and selecting "check for updates online" before installing from the cd, i tried running a check disk, and there is absolutely no program installed on the drive other than windows. I think this is absurd and insane, i've never had so many problems with an operating system before, especially for something so basic as an update utility. Can anyone help me out?

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    I've tried everything in that thread and nothing worked. I was reading through other posts a lot of people with the same error had problems related to their connection, but I'm not sure what it could be.
    Last edited by Lilyo; 12 May 2014 at 15:51.
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    I also had some problems to get it installed. I had to go back to a previous restore point before WU finds the updates.
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