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Windows Update via Proxy

If your Windows operating system may not be updating properly (see Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\View update history) via a proxy server, this instruction may help.

Windows 7

  • right click Command Prompt (under Accessories) to run it as Administrator
  • from the command line, to show if your proxy server is run in the background, issue

netsh winhttp show proxy

  • if there's no proxy, run

netsh set proxy

  • restart your machine
  • to confirm the retention of the entry, run as Administrator from the command line

netsh winhttp show proxy

net stop wuauservcd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistributionren Download Download.oldregsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dllnet start wuauservNET START BITSNET START WUAUSERVSC QUERYEX BITSSC QUERYEX WUAUSERV

You may be prompted for your username and password to be able to use the proxy server to update Windows.