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Having problems updating windows Code 80072EFD

Q: Having problems updating windows Code 80072EFD

Hi guys,

I am having problems on my computer and I was hoping someone can help me out.

I cannot update windows going either through the update or manually through Microsoft website.

When I try to update my computer this error comes up

Error(s) found:

Code 80072EFD Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

I have tried to download various files from the official Windows Vista update website (Vista Service pack2, Update readiness tool), but when it comes to downloading the file it goes to Megaclick website everytime not allowing me to get any files that I may require to sort out this mess.

Thanks for your help

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I cannot update Windows at all and it keeps coming up with this error "code 80072EFD".  I have tried all the solutions that I have found on Microsoft and on other support sites (checking that the update sites are allowed, stopping my antivirus and trying to update, stopping my firewall and trying etc etc) and nothing is working.  Any help with this will be much appreciated. Thanks PS - I am on an Acer Aspire notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium.

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I have an Inspiron 1420 Windows Home 32.
When using Windows update I'm getting error 80072EFD. This is new. My computer was working fine before.
I checked for solutions at Microsoft site but nothing seemed to work. This is what I have tried:
1. Firewall exceptions
2. Internet optinos Allow sites

I talked to a Dell agent. I was almost 2 hours with him, but he could not solve the problem.
I have a new router Netgear. Not sure if this is the cause of the problem.
Model: RangeMax(TM) Wireless Router
Number: WPN824v2

I'm not a computer expert, so I need your help.

Thanks a lot.


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Windows Defender says there are no issues, however I cannot install Windows Updates. There must be malware installed.

The I tried to install McAfee and goofed that up!!
Don't know where to begin fixing this mess!!

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Robin at 21:10:47.24 on Mon 04/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1231 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:cannot download Windows Updates - Code 80072EFD

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Im running vista home basic sp2 and when i try to update i get error 80072efd.I turned off windows firewall and Norton 360's firewall and still no luck.I also followed an online answer to run cmd then type netsh winhttp reset proxy.But that done nothing.

Any ideas?

A:windows update error code 80072efd

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In late December (after 17th),  Action Center for Windows Updates on my PC said I had more updates than the ones I already received.  I could not download them.  So, I ran the windows diagnostic for Windows Update issues.  It says it's unable to fix, because of the error I listed in my topic title.  I've had no problems with updates before.  I use Avast IT Security,so I ran an additional complete scan.  Clean.  I ran a Malwarebytes (free) and same thing.  I did receive updates on 9 December and 1 Security update on the 17 December.   Can anyone help me out or send me to a topic thread for this problem?
Thanks ahead of time for anyone who might be able to help me out.

A:Windows Update Error Code 80072EFD

Error fixed.  So sorry...

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For the past few days I have been unable to sign into my MSN. I get this msg: We can't sign you in to Windows Live Messenger. Theremight be a problem with you Internet Connection. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

When I click "troubleshoot" I see there is no checkmark for "key ports" abd the error codeis 800072efd. And when I got into "Connections" and test my TCP, it says I am not connected to the server.

I have cheked my firewall, updated my Internet Explorer (though I do think I have a service pack 2 update pending, could this be the problem?), restarted my router, ran some program codes i found on the internet from ppl who has similar issues, ended process on anything with "msn" in my task manager...etc etc....nothing seems to work....

it's so odd...it was working fine and then a few hrs later, i get this msg...

any help would be MUCH appreciated
thank you

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Hi everyone!!

I thought someone can help me on this one.....

About 2 weeks ago there was a new version of windows live messenger available.....I was running I think 8.1 and the 8.5 was available....I tried to download it.It worked but since I've done it,I can't connect anymore on live messenger.....they give me this error code 80072efd...

I checked on internet to find out what the code means and I had a list of things to do.....so I did them.

now they were telling on internet that I had to reinstall WLM on my computer witch I tried and did not work......still the same error code when I try to connect myself.I sent an e-mail to the live support.....they sent me back a answer with things to try.....I did try them but now it there that I have the problem.

wintrust.dll module has been found but the call to dll register service has failed with the error code 0x80070005.
What do I do to fix that???????

and the next one is the initpki.dll module.....they say on my computer that it cannot be found.So what do I do?????

Oh and by the way,I'm running vista home premium on a new hp laptop that I bought meself a few months ago

So can anyone help me please?????

A:windows live messenger error code 80072efd

1. Click start, then click 'RUN', type


after you have typed in this command Click OK.

2. Click OK again.

3. Try to sign in to MSN Messenger again.
this should resolve the issue..

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Windows can't check for updates. I can't even update or download anything from Microsoft website, any removal tools, or upgrade. I have restored the system

and nothing. When Im not moving the mouse or typing everything seems to stop, or stop loading, and when I change pages. I would like to fix this problem

without wiping everything from my computer, because I have a Home Business, that Has everything on my computer.

A:Windows Can't Check For Updates! Error Code 80072EFD

I would check out this support documentation from Windows. From the sounds of it, the Windows servers are too busy, or an AV, or firewall program is preventing you from connecting. What AV or firewalls do you have installed, if any?http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...-error-80072efdIf you have already tried these solutions, we could use some more info. What service pack is already installed? What type of computer, etc.. When did you start having this problem? Can you connect to the Windows website? Can you connect to other websites? There is a problem upgrading to service pack 2 from Vista SP1 that I am aware of, but we need more info. The more information you can provide the better.With regards,bwest0703

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This has been like this for about three days now, Windows update fails and comes up with error code 80072EFD. Any suggestions please... I am using Vista and I am regretting why I bought a microsoft product again.

A:Solved: HELP! Unable to update Windows Code 80072EFD

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A:Windows Vista Could Not Search For A New Update Error Code 80072efd

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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
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A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home

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I have recieved the a error code 80072efd when I try to log on to Microsoft messenger or hotmail.
When I go to the microsoft troubleshoot page I get a new message Unable to connect to server.

I have XP

Can anyone come up with a fix which a thickie might be able to do?

I cannot complete forms or do any online shopping...is this related?

Many thanks

A:Error code 80072efd

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Okay so basically trying to update and get this code. Second after finding out about this code, I get very bad noise when watching video on the internet. It's like when the video freezes and you get this big lag noise. Hard to describe but I get blue screen sometimes also.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1B8E0E9B-BA96-413C-8136-5CDA3F831314}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Error Code: 80072EFD

Hello deziking and welcome to Seven Forums.

The cause for this error code might be a high number of update requests on the Windows Update servers. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. Or you could try to manually select and update just a few updates at a time, run your computer for a while, and if no problems occur, install the next few updates. An added advantage to updating just a few at a time is if an update causes problems you'll know exactly which group it's in. Uninstall that group then reinstall one at a time.

If you continue to receive this error, it might mean that a program running on your computer is preventing Windows Update Services (SVCHOST) from accessing the Internet. Programs that might do this include 3rd party firewalls, web accelerators, antivirus and/or antispyware programs, and proxy servers.

You could try these Microsoft solutions:

Temporary connection-related errors may occur when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

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Windows Live Messenger error 80072efd, problems with the key ports, please help,

something happened i don't know what, but my windows live will not log in and says that there is a problem with the key ports and to check firewall settings and proxy settings, well i've turned firewall off and it didn't help and i'm not sure what to do about the proxy, please someone help

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I have a problem not unlike the person on the thread "Virus, firewall or registry problem blocking internet for windows update." The error, code 80072 EFD, says "unknown problem" but upon further research it says connection to the update site is being blocked by a firewall. Background: This a friends computer. it's an acer aspire M5640 running Vista home premium 32 bit. It came with tons of crapware on it including The Norton Security Suite. I myself had nothing but problems with Norton 2008, but I run Ultimate 64, which Norton didn't support much last March (2008) when I got it, so I told him if he liked the Norton then I would give him my Security Suite as I wasn't using it and it had 2 legal activations left on it. Of course they just ran the free 90 days and then quit updating it when the trial period was over. I next hear from them about the computer when it can't connect to the internet and sometimes get to sites they weren't trying to go to. "Son' has discovered Limewire and is "sharing" music and movies. Also "Wife" saw a popup that she had a virus, click here to fix it, so she clicked. If there isnt' malware on this puppy, malware missed the best chance it will have in a while........So I bring it home, plug it into my cable to see if it's updated (Step 1 in malware right?) and instantly have internet and find it can't update because it's "firewalled." I then find out it sometimes has a tendency to pick the websi... Read more

A:Vista petulantly REFUSES to Update. code 80072EFD

No clues? i'm desperate here lol.

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I get an error code upgrading to Windows 10...

Please help me with this error code: "WindowsUpdate_C1900101" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"
Thank you so much! Forum seems great :D

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Hi, the following update reports installation error:

error code 537
July 8, 2014 update for Office 2013 (KB2880987)

I tried downloading the file from the link above and no success, install reports error. I disabled firewall, antivirus and no luck, I also tried booting in safe mode, no luck either. Any hint? Thanks

A:Error Code 537 when updating Windows

This should be done through Windows Update

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It's error code 8024801C. When I tried to update, that's what came up.

Can someone identify this code?

A:error code when updating windows

Quote: Originally Posted by skillboy

It's error code 8024801C. When I tried to update, that's what came up.

Can someone identify this code?

Seems like this is an old error code for a virus or malware. You should thoroughly scan your computer for such. Then run your updates.

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Windows will not update this one item....

error found: code 80070643

I even went to windows and tried to update manually and it says some updates were not installed: update for windows (KB950125)

Is there a way I can get it to stop asking me to update this update? It is driving me crazy.

A:error code when updating windows

Yes if it is just that update you want to disregard - let it come down through Automatic Updates -- then right click on it and check the option to "Hide" the update.

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I keep getting error code 0x80070714 while updating Windows 10. I am running Windows 10 Pro version 1511 (64 bit)

 What does this error mean and how do I resolve it?

Please help if you know.

Thank you

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 How do I solve it ?   It is 0xc1900107.

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I have a problem with updating SP1 on Windows 7 computer.

I tried blow so far but no luck yet.

1. System Update Readiness tool runs to completion.
2. SFC scan did not detect any errors
3. The SP1 update (KB976932) has failed several times
4. Tried to install with offline version file downloaded from Microsoft but it failed too.

I attached screenshot of error code I am getting.

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On Aug 27, 2012 my system first indicated it had a problem because it could not install updates. The update history is completely gone even though it had installed many updates since first being activated.

I've done searches and completed all the usual steps with no success. These include
Microsoft automated "Fixit"
Clearing the update history folder.
Memory tests - run all weekend with no errors.
Chkdsk with surface scan - no errors.
Admin Cmd Prompt-> SFC /SCANNOW (exits after a few seconds with "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.")
Windows Repair Install (Fails with "Windows cannot copy files ... 80070241"). I've tried it using the genuine original installation DVD and also tried it using the "flat" install method with no luck.
MS Security Essentials and MalwareBytes both say there are no threats. I'm all out of spit and bailing wire. Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 no longer updating, code 80070002

First try this.
Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder. find the Catroot2 folder there, and right-click on it - select Properties.

In the General tab, clear the box beside 'Read-only (Only.....' by clicking in it until it's empty (it cycles around three values)

Click Apply.
Accept any warnings that come up - if you get a 'Ignore/Ignore All/Try again' option, pick 'Ignore all'

Once complete (may be almost instantaneous),

try an SFC /SCANNOW again

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Hi, I have been trying to update my Windows OS for a few days now via the control panel and keep getting this same error and not exactly sure what it or how to resolve this. If any of you could help I'd be very grateful.

A:Problem Updating Windows - Error Code 80072EE2

This may work if updating is the only issue,if not youl need to troubleshoot further.
Scrole down to item 6 and run the Fixwu tool.
Also have a look at

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I have Windows 8.0 and I keep getting this message while trying to update the video app from the Windows Store.
Is there any way to solve this problem and download the update to this app?...or
Is there another app I can use to replace the video app?

A:Error Code 0x80070005 Updating App From Windows Store?

Error code 0x80070005 is also known as "ACCESS DENIED".

View this site for possible fix:

Error 0x80070005 While Updating Windows Store Apps

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Hello, I was referred here from another forum topic.... Please follow this thread to review all my posthttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/257239/possible-memory-modules-infected/I can't get Windows to updating.... Error Code 80070490 with 11 failed updatesThank you for everyones help

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I have tried for many months to fix this issue of installing SP1 for Windows 7 64 Bit version and I have continued to have issues. I found this forum and I need help on fixing it.

I get this error:
Window Update failing error code 800736B3

Attaching documents.

Thank you for any help you can provide

A:Windows 7 not updating to SP1 Window Update failing error code 800736B

Hello and welcome Greg now I am assuming you have 7 onboard and have been using it - or is it a new install and you are trying to get SP1 installed?.

If it is the latter then it is easily fixed using this tutorial
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
If you have data on the install then if it isn't too much just back it up and do the tutorial.

Just one thing make sure you only pick the version you have an activation code for as trying to get a higher version installed will end in grief.

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Hi there,
I have recently purchased the HP Asus EEbook X205 which has windows 10.
When I log in to my Hotmail account, the emails in the inbox are more than a month old.  When I click on "fix this" an error code comes up:  0x80070426.  I have checked the email server settings and tried changing them but it makes
no difference.  I have also checked the Sign-in Assistant in the Local Service settings.
This is becoming very frustrating.  Please can you help?
Kind Regards, Lee

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It keeps failing every time it updates and I have no clue why!! Please help me solve this problem.

**Here are the details of the update**
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664)

Installation date: ?8/?21/?2015 1:09 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8004402F

Update type: Recommended

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My computer has been working properly until I got a update for the Windows Update software. After installing the update and Windows Update restarted I immediately received that error when trying to search for updates. I'm not even able to get to the part where I pick the updates, it just fails seconds after I press the button to search for updates.

After googling abit I found out that the error is somehow related to ones internet connection and firewall settings, but even after changing the internet connection and disabling antivirus/firewall I still won't get it to work.

Error: 80072EFD

Computer specifications:
AMD X2 4400+
MSI K9N Neo V2
4GB DDR2 800 MHz
Nvidia 8800GT

Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (Was not working before installing it either though)

Help appreciated!

A:Windows Update error 80072EFD

There is no update to the actual Windows Update service, I'm afraid. Error 80072EF means something is blocking Windows Update from accessing the update server, and this means the 'update' you downloaded was most likely a virus. I recommend installing Malwarebytes immediately. It is free and quite comprehensive in its ability to root out any harmful processes running on your system.

If you have any problems installing this or any other antiviral software, please let us know.

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I have not been able to run Windows Update for 2 months. I have gone to this forum and to many others and have tried all the suggestions. I have three Windows 7 Professional systems. Two update automatically but this one does not. It fails and then gives the error code: 80072EFD. I've searched for it. Others have found it but when suggestions are made, none of them, that I could find, have helped. For example, I have turned off the Update Services, renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder but no joy.

Here is my system:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3944 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1844 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463084 MB, Free - 289993 MB; E: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 2017862 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Windows update Error 80072EFD

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i formated my pc, installed windows 7 build 6801, i used the crack "Windows 7 (All Versions) PlusPatcher_V5_Orbit30.exe" to activate windows and to be able to do updates because the official beta was not officially out.

windows update worked well, then i upgraded to build 7000 and i used an official valid product key to activate windows when asked just after the upgrade so windows update was activated with the windows genuine tool.

i started to have problems with windows update with the error 80007002 but i managed to make it work with the vista forums.

i updated to build 7057 and i am stuck with the error 80072EFD, i tried everything, i searched on everything i could find, (even translation of korean websites).

just to avoid certain typical answer that i found on forums, my msn windows live messenger has always been working well, i added the 3 windows update addresses to my firewall witch is KIS2009, and also to the file "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt".

in "system properties", my windows is officially activated, could you please help me to find a way to be able to use windows update because i need it especially to use my bluetooth phone in order to download drivers, it tries to connect but fail.

i have used the troubleshooter of windows 7 for windows update but it does not find anything.

thank you for your forum and your time.
sincerlly yours,


A:windows update error 80072EFD

Best bet -format and install 7057 - or unpatch the files you did for 6810.

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Hey I have been trying to use windows update but get error 80072efd, I have tried pretty much every suggestion I could find around the net from changing internet options to looking at the hosts file, I don't have a firewall other than the windows one, I'm not using a router, and my internet connection is working fine. Any ideas?

A:Windows Update Error 80072efd

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I'm running Vista Home Premium. Toshiba had to fix my corrupted motherboard, and since then , I can't update Vista most of the time. On automatic update, about 1/3 of the updates are downloaded and the rest say "failed". On maqnual download attempts, I get an error message, error 80072EFD. I've tried to fix this in many ways, including deleting the temp update file, etc. as per posts elsewhere, to no avail. Toshiba and Microsoft support have been non-supportive. I paid Reg-Cure $30.- for software to fix this, and it did not fix it. I'm concerned about running with important updates absent. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can fix this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Morton H.

A:Windows Update Error 80072EFD

hi maybe these can help http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093 http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...air-tools.html

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Hope you are well this fine weekend!

I have been in state of combat with my Windows 7 Home edition's inability to search for updates for around 3 months ! We're talking error 80072EFD.....so far I've:

Cleaned the registry (Reg Cure)
Completely and fully uninstalled Mcafee (using their own uninstall tool), and my antispyware program (re-installed now though AVG instead of Mcafee)
Disabled the firewall / altered site permissions
Run both available "Fix Windows Updates" tools
Checked for Malaware (Malabytes)
Ensured that I have the right settings in Component Services - there are no dependency issues

I'm at a loss how to solve this short of re-installing the OS - which would be a major pain as I have a number of big audio orientated programmes to reload.

Incidently, Windows Security Center Services has never been able to start either - I've disabled this; and my addition sound card (Creative X-FI notebook) works but stops working after about an hour (iTunes for example simply stops playing)....onboard IDT audio is fine.

I'm using a Dell Studio 1747, 4gb Ram machine pre-installed with Windows 7 Home bought in Jan 2010.....


A:Windows Update Error 80072EFD

Would a repair install be an option? I suspect it's too late for a system restore....

This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.

Repair Install

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I am unable to successfully run Windows Update Service on my Win7 64-bit computer. I have tried the following:Run various fixes from Microsoft.com to "fix" windows update service (as shown here http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/)Added update website to IE9 (as shown here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072efd)Turn off Windows firewallTurn off AVGRun various checkers such as malwarebytes, Spybot, Ad-aware, CCleaner, TDSSKillerCheck for proxy serverIn every case I still get Windows Update error 80072efd. I am out of ideas. I hope someone from Bleepingcomputers can take my case and walk me thru some other things to try.

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

I ran Minitoolbox.exe and got the following results

MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 18-01-2012
Ran by Scott Wieder (administrator) on 22-03-2012 at 10:31:02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal

========================= Flush DNS: ===================================

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.

"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.

========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.

========================= Hosts content: ================================= localhost

========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Intel® 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) = Bluetooth Network Connection 4 (Media disconnected)
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4

set global defaultcurhoplimit=64 taskoffload=disabled
set interface interface="Local Area Connection" forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=1492 metric=0 siteprefixlength=0 nud=disabled routerdiscovery=d... Read more

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Cant' update an x86 (vista) system. Keep getting the Code: 8007EFD, which basically says it is firewalled. The only firewall I know of is the Windows firewall. It also seems to be the only firewall that Windows security is aware of either. This happens whether or not the Windows firewall is turned on or not. Have tried the methods here: Windows Update error 80072efd - Windows Vista Help, and here: You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates

I have tried it with all security off (Winpatrol, Spybot, Super anti Spyware, Avast, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall), still no love. I have checked the coputer up and down for malware and viruses (it's a friends computer) and found and removed Internet AntiVirus, Win32 Adload.R and Video.exe. Have scanned with HJT, SAS, Malawarebytes Anti Malware (mbam), Combofix and GMER. Everything is up to date except of course MBAM, which just released version 1.37 this morning, and I haven't turned that computer on since 4 am (US, EST).

Any suggestions?

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I have been trying to solve this problem for 2 days with no luck. Every thing else is able to access the internet and update except MSE and Windows Updates, code 80072efd.
1. Tried M/S site and did everything I could find.
2. Tried running M/S Fix tool and I get the same code for that 80072efd.
3. Ran sfc /scannow many times.
4. Tried 2 different restore points, unable to get restore to work.
5. Ran complete scans with MSE, MBAM, SAS. and found nothing.
6. Ran Disk Clean Up.
7. Ran CCleaner clean up.
8. Set built in firewall to default
I did find this NetPres-Out-TCP invalid firewall rules.
Repaired that with CCleaner.
Can anybody think of anything else to check. Is their something I should do before a repair and install?

A:Unable to Up Date MSE or Windows, (80072efd)

Hello LaybackBear,
Well done with your trouble shooting!

* Are you running 2 AV programs?

* May indeed be quicker to do a Repair Install as you suggested.

* I presume you have checked these links...

Windows Update error 80072efd

Error code 80072efd on selecting 'update' in Microsoft - Microsoft Answers

Need Help with Windows Update Error Code 80072EFD! - Microsoft Answers

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I've been recieving the error code recently while trying to update. Now, I've
read the support article that seems to be working for everyone, but not for
me. I've flushed the DNS, there were no hosts files to remove, and now I've
tried the command prompt (running in administrator mode as well). Yet, when
type in 'proxycfg-d' I get a message back that says 'proxycfg-d is not
recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch
file'. I've tried typing it different ways and no matter what, it gives me
the same message. I'm on Vista Home Premium and only behind Windows Firewall.

any other workaround for this?

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

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UPDATE: I HAVE DECIDED TO WIPE THE SYSTEM AND REINSTALL THE OS SYSTEM AND SEE IF THAT FIXES THIS ISSUE. I WILL BE BACK AND EDIT MY RESULTS AS SOON AS I CAN.WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUMVERSION 6.0.6002 SP2 BuildGATEWAY(Emachine)System Model-T3638System Type x86 based PCIntel?Celeron? [email protected] GHz,1599MHz,1Core(s)LogicalBIOS 945GCT-M3V1,07.06/26/2007SMBIOS VERSION 2.4System Directory C:\Sys322.00 RAMTotal Physical Memory 1.99 GBAvailable Physical Memory 877MBTotal Virtual Memory 4.23GBAvailable Virtual Memory 2.14GBI am constantly advised that Windows Update can not update - with error code 80072EFD. I added the website addresses from which Windows Update downloads updates to my firewall exceptions or "allow" list. I added Ports 80 and 443 and still nothing. It shows in my UPDATES that Service Pack 1 & Service Pack 2 failed to install as well as dozens and dozens of updates that failed to install.I have ran scans with no infections to speak of. i have done everything and i mean everything to resolve this issus even re-installed the OS. It did update up until yesterday. The WINDOWS DEFENDER is turned off and i can't turn it back on. i turned off FIREWALL and virus protection to see if i could get connected to the MICROSOFT website and it will not connect. i tried to install SPYBOT Search & Destroy and it was not allowed. I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox and went back to IE and reset to default and still nothing.I am running SYSTEM MECHANIC Pro and it say... Read more

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

Hiya everyone...I successfully wiped the computer out and re-installed the operating system. All important updates installed successfully. Installed System Mechanic and did a full system scan and still pulled out 2 viruses and 3 malware. All is fixed and everything is up to speed and running beautifully. Thank you everyone for the awesome chat the other night it sure helped me to recieve feedback and it took away alot of frustration.Have a beautiful day...Ruby

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Im running vista home premium x86 and recently it wont allow me to install automatic updates.

I've tried the solutions on MS website and to no aval.

While there is no malware on the computer at this moment there was malware that i removed that changed the proxy in my firefox browser which i have changed back.

I have no 3rd party antivirus installed and windows firewall doesnt seem to be blocking windows update, ive also tried to disable it and it doesnt make a difference.

Its not my main computer i use so i have no idea when it started to do a system restore

A:Vista HP x86 Windows Update error 80072efd

Hello, i would recommend you using Microsoft Security Essentials as a anti-virus/anti-spyware program, i have found the MSE to be very good. I also would suggest running free of Malwarebytes , follow this site for complete instructions of how to use. How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer
Get MSE here : Anti-Malware, Virus, Spyware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
Once you have used these to scan , post back results and we will go from there to see about these update issues please.

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I installed WLM and get the 80072efd error message when I try to sign on. I have researched all previous problems about this and have tried the usual recommendations.


Click on the Start menu, select Run and type the following:
regsvr32 Dssenh.dll Gpkcsp.dll Slbcsp.dll Sccbase.dll

Clearing or Unclearing Proxy/detect settings


Updating certain DLL files

When I click on WLM's help menu's Tools/Options/Connection/Connection Troubleshooter - It tells me the Key Ports are bad - everything else is good.

I do not have the firewall blocking anything AND the regular MSN messenger works fine.

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger 80072efd

did you click repair in the troubleshooter?

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My Windows 7 Pro sp1 machine has been unable to run windows update or update Microsoft Security Essentials (which I have now removed) since the end of October. Strangely, on a re-install of Security Essentials, it can do the initial update and get the current virus definitions, but subsequent updates fail with the 0x80072efd error. Windows Update also fails with a 80072efd error (presumably the "0x" that MSE adds to the error code is not meaningful).

Quicken is also now unable to connect to any of my financial services providers--which has me very nervous. Quicken gives me an OL-297a error.

I've run the following:
ESET scans: initial scans found a couple of trojans (trojandropper.vb.gwztjvb was one of them--but I couldn't even find a reference to that trojan via google), but unfortunately I didn't right down the details of the other and don't know where to find any logs / history. ESET no longer finds anything.

SuperAntiSpyware: scan finds tracking cookies, but nothing more

Windows Security Essentials: initially found a trojan several days ago (sorry to say I don't know which one or where to find the logs, but a different one than ESET found), but last time I ran it it found nothing.

PC Tools Spyware Doctor: on attempt to install for their free scan, I get the following: "Error Message A Network error has occurred. Check your Internet connection and/or proxy settings and click "Retry" to continue."

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A:Suspected Trojan; Windows Error 80072efd

Hello Tim, and welcome.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop


Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to our sticky topic How to disable your security applications


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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hello gurus!
im trying to fix a friends laptop, with no success. it runs vista home premium. and it fails to update with the build in windows updater, giving the code 80072EFD. it cannot be related to routers or its nat, since it thesame at my place. ive tried all the things i could find on m$ knowldegde base and on theese forums to no avail. ill try to post the windowsupdate.log in hope that someone here is smart enough to read something from it. (since im not...)


thanks for your help

A:Solved: windows update failing ( 80072EFD )

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Windows cant check for updates, error code. I get Microsoft office 2007 updates and Windows updates all the time. Just got message. Vista 32bit

Have these on system.

1. Norton 2008 Internet Security
2. Spyware doctor
3. Spyware blaster

Says have to add to norton firewall exceptions, have my Windows firewall off and Norton on. To add the Windows Update websites to a firewall exceptions list
Windows Firewall ships with this version of Windows and should already include these sites in the exceptions list. If you use a different firewall, refer to the software publisher's help to see how to add these websites to your firewall exceptions list:




Thanks for all help previous.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Update error 80072efd

OP has requested this to be marked as Solved. It was a firewall issue

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