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Windows Cannot Search For New Updates Problem

Code 8024402C

The frustrating error Code 8024402C is popping up on many Windows 7 installations. If your “Try Again” button simply results in the same error message repeating itself, try the following.

Instead of click the “Try Again” button, click the link at the bottom to “Check online for updates from Microsoft Update”.

Windows Update Error message link to check Microsoft Updates

This usually results in a few seconds of “green bar” and then a window that shows you that updates have been found.  From here you can install updates as normal.

Windows Update Found Updates to install

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Windows 7′s ‘GodMode’

Apparently, if you really want to, you can enter a “GodMode” in Windows7 which will allow you to all the system controls by opening one folder.

The article goes on to say:

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

Check out the full story on CNET’s site @

Understanding Windows 7’s ‘GodMode’ | Beyond Binary – CNET News.

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Free Windows 7 Compatible DVD/CD Burning Software

If you have upgraded to Windows 7 and need a compatible CD or DVD burning software, then download the free Nero 9 Lite.


Nero 9 Lite allows  you to burn data CDs or DVDs and copy disks as well.

The additional functions listed in the menu are only available via an upgrade, but if you need simple copying and disk creation, then Nero Lite is all you need.


The software can be found at the Nero website.

Negotiate to the Downloads page and choose the Nero 9 Lite.


Enter your email address to start the download.


During the installation you will be asked to install the Nero Toolbar (I couldn’t find a way to remove this option), but you can remove it from your browser’s toolbar after the installation completes.


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