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Windows Update can use an HTTP proxy server. However, configuring Windows Internet Explorer is not sufficient to configure Windows Update because Windows Update uses Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) to scan for updates.
You can configure Windows Update to use a proxy server in two ways:
First of all configure Internet Explorer with the correct settings and then open a command prompt (as administrator) and run:
Netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie
This will import the Internet Explorer proxy settings into the WinHTTP service.
To view the WinHTTP proxy settings, use:
Netsh winhttp show proxy
To reset the WinHTTP proxy settings, use:
Netsh winhttp reset proxy
For further information please see the following article.