Please change your Internet Explorer security settings - error number 0x800A0046

By skoscielak
Sep 25, 2011
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  1. Please change your Internet Explorer security settings - error number 0x800A0046


    Trying to run Windows update. I am running XP SP3 and Explorer 8 I get the following message:

    I already had Userdata persistence select has Enable

    Please change your Internet Explorer security settings
    To save changes to your settings for this website, you need to enable userdata persistence for Internet Explorer. Complete the steps below, and then click Change settings to the left and try saving your changes again.
    1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2. Click the Security tab, click the Internet security zone icon, and then click Custom Level.
    3. In the Settings dialog box, scroll to the Miscellaneous section.
    4. Under Userdata persistence , select Enable.
    5. Click OK and when the security warning dialog box appears, click Yes.

    Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem (error number 0x800A0046) yourself.

    I also tried this:

    Method 1: Remove the user account that is experiencing difficulty from the Guests or Limited account groups
    1.Click Start, click Run, type control admintools, and then click OK.
    2.Click Computer Management.
    3.Expand Local Users and Groups.
    4.Select Users.
    5.Open the account that is used to access Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
    6.Click the Member Of tab.
    7.Select the user account that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    Also tried :
    Configure the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service to log on as a Local System account
    1.Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
    2.Locate and right-click the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service, and then click Properties.
    3.On the Log On tab, click Local System account, click Apply, and then click OK.

    Also tried:

    Remove the user account that is experiencing difficulty from the Guests or Limited account groups
    1.Click Start, click Run, type control admintools, and then click OK.
    2.Click Computer Management.
    3.Expand Local Users and Groups.
    4.Select Users.
    5.Open the account that is used to access Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
    6.Click the Member Of tab.
    7.Select the user account that you want to remove, and then click Remove.


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