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Thread: Can't access Windows Update

  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    Can't access Windows Update

    Just reinstalled XP and I have been trying to access Windows Update. I got the first set of 18 critical updates installed and after that, when I attempted to get more updates, I got an error message, Error Message 0x80072EFD.

    So I pick the trouble shooting page that corresponds with the error message, try all the solutions and nothing works.

    I am running NIS, but that does not seem to be the problem. I can download other programs just fine.

    Any ideas what the issue might be?
    And if there are none, where else can I get Windows updates?


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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Blasters worm farm
    where else can I get Windows updates?
    You can get them Here but I think you need to get the update fixed.

    So you tried everything here;en-us;836941 ? and did you disable NIS ?

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    Possibly spywared, i have seen it before and its proved very difficult to fix, but it can be done using spysweeper, ad-aware and microsoft anti-spyware.

    Failing that, re-install

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    Security Intelligence TZ Veteran cash_site's Avatar
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    Software Paradise
    sometimes incompatibilities with Automatic Update enabled and manual updates... i have this problem atm, i simply disabled auto-update, do manual scan & install, then re-enabled

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