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Windows 7: Can only use update thru Admin not thru Standard user.

10 Nov 2010   #1
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 
Can only use update thru Admin not thru Standard user.

error code 80072efd. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks This all I get. Windows Update error 80072efd


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10 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

In general this means that the MS serves are busy and cannot send requests. I see no correlation between the code and the administrative account problem
Windows Update error 80072efd As you have already read.
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10 Nov 2010   #3
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Yeh but I checked for updates in admin and I have no problem but when I check in standard user it will not update. I think this started with the MSE update the other day. I can update MSE through MSE or in admin mode but I cant update through standard user. It is recognizing the updates and it does download them but it won't install them in standard user.
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10 Nov 2010   #4
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

I'm just going to hope they fix this issue in a later update. I know I don't have any malware. I'm too careful and I have been using Ubuntu almost all of the time. I hardly ever use win7. It will probably get fixed in a later updat and I can update through admin until then I guess.
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10 Nov 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can also try to create another standard user account and see if the first is defective, at least for test purposes.
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11 Nov 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

See this tutorial and under that "Who can install updates" (Serial no. 6). That box needs to be checked.

Windows Update Settings - Change
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11 Nov 2010   #7
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Privoxy was blocking some things. I installed it but wasn't using it and I guess it was out of date and was blocking a lot of things. Thanks for trying to help anyway.
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11 Nov 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

So great, its fixed. Good luck.
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11 Nov 2010   #9
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

yes ty
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