Windows® Update page cannot be displayed
Learn about "Windows Update page cannot be displayed" error. What are the reasons behind this error while updating Windows Update?
Windows based Operating Systems are very popular. They are not only simple to use but also very light on system resources. Windows based Operating Systems also come preinstalled with many default tools that would help maintain the Operating System at ideal working state. All Windows based Operating Systems can be updated. Updating the Windows OS would remove all bugs or glitches within the OS and the performance of the system installed with it would increase. Windows OS can be updated either with the update utility or by browsing to default update page on Microsoft website and downloading updates. However, some users might get the “page cannot be displayed” error when browsing to the update page. This problem would make selecting the correct updates for the Windows OS impossible and has to be solved as quickly as possible.
The following are reasons for page cannot be displayed error when updating Windows Update:
- Malware infections
- Browser issues
- Network issues
Malware infections within the system can cause page cannot be displayed issue when updating Windows OS. Malware infections cause such problems so that users would not be able to update the OS and remove any security vulnerabilities in the OS. Such issues can be fixed by removing the malwares from the system using a malware removal tool.
Problems with the web browser used to navigate to the Windows Update page can also cause page cannot be displayed issue. These problems are known to come up if the browser has been installed with some add-ons or extensions that are maliciously coded. The problem might be also because the proxy setting on the browser is enabled and the link is getting redirected. Disabling all toolbars and proxy settings would solve problems in such cases.
Issues within the network connectivity used to browse to the Windows Update page can also cause page cannot be displayed issue. Errors within the DNS server in use are known to cause such problems and this issue can be fixed by changing the DNS server in use to a more reliable one such as Open DNS or Google DNS. Users are also advised to check the settings on the firewall and make sure the firewall is not blocking the Windows Update website.
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