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Windows 7: Check for Updates - Error Code 80072EE2

09 Jan 2009   #1
Ahoy

 
Check for Updates - Error Code 80072EE2

I apologize if this is the wrong area.

I've been having quite a bit of trouble with this--and even when I had XP. Whenever I try to manually check for updates, it simply doesn't work, and gives me the error code. I've tried numerous things to remedy it, such as going directly from my modem to the PC, as well as uninstalling/reinstalling the ethernet driver.



Any help?


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09 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you applied any patches to remove the watermark or send feedback options if so I had the same problem and I had to do a system restore to undo the problem.
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09 Jan 2009   #3
Ahoy

 

Actually - I managed to get rid of it, some way or another. Not sure how, but I didn't apply any of those patches or do a system restore. Also, I'm having another small problem not relating to it however; as my taskbar is a really opaque color for some reason, and when ever I attempt customizing it, it goes to the XP-ish screen, rather than the newer one when I first installed it.
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09 Jan 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

That would mean that either you don't have your display drivers installed or you haven't refreshed your W.E.I. score or if that doesn't work you may not have a good enough video card for Areo.
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09 Jan 2009   #5
Ahoy

 

Thanks a ton.
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09 Jan 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome Ahoy.
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10 Jan 2009   #7
Xdin

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I'm also experiencing Windows Update error code 8007EE2 on Win 7 whenever I try to search for updates. I know that 8007EE2 stands for gateway timeout but I don't understand why I even have this timeout? I mean I have direct connection with no routers etc. I even disabled windows firewall with no luck!!!

Besides WU Internet is working perfectly.

Any help would be extremely appreciated!

UPDATE: 0:39 EET (GMT +2), Never mind I solved it!
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11 Jan 2009   #8
gomcse2002

Vista
 
 

Hi there

Can you post your solution for us how to fix the Windows Updates problem ??

Many thanks in advance.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xdin View Post
I'm also experiencing Windows Update error code 8007EE2 on Win 7 whenever I try to search for updates. I know that 8007EE2 stands for gateway timeout but I don't understand why I even have this timeout? I mean I have direct connection with no routers etc. I even disabled windows firewall with no luck!!!

Besides WU Internet is working perfectly.

Any help would be extremely appreciated!

UPDATE: 0:39 EET (GMT +2), Never mind I solved it!
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11 Jan 2009   #9
lmburton

Windows 7 beta 1, win xp home
 
 

i also am having problems with obtaining any sort of update from microsoft, whether it be defender, windows, or downloading the KB from the ms website, all have timeouts.

if you could please post your solution that would be fantastic!

thanks

-- on an update, i have just reviewed windows update history, and it shows that it found an update (windows defender definitions) but failed with error code 8024402c
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11 Jan 2009   #10
Xdin

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I'm really not sure if this will help, but all I did was update my WEI (Windows Experience Index), which I hadn't done since installing OS, and Windows Update magically started to work.

That's about it. I really didn't do anything else. I hope this helps even a little.
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