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Windows 7: windows update fails


08 Jan 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
windows update fails

windows update fails on every attempt. any way to fix it?


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08 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This will show you how to reset Windows Update view update history, and how to reset and reregister Windows Update Components if you are having a problem updating with Windows Update.

Windows Update - Reset
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08 Jan 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

ran option one.

verified it did reset

still wont update (Windows Update error 80072efd)
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08 Jan 2011   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

What update is causing the problem?

Sometimes a direct download of the update will work instead of using the updater.

Usually it will have a KBxxxxx. With the KB number I can find a link to MS to directly download or you can.
Either way.
Mike
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08 Jan 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

How about option two?
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08 Jan 2011   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1

Good idea Derek.
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08 Jan 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

re-ran option one > ran option two

verified it did reset > restart computer

still wont update. now it wont even finish searching for updates (

Windows Update error 80072efd
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08 Jan 2011   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Something to read and make sure of on your end.
Windows Update error 80072efd

Will look for added info if the above is not a problem.

Mike


Similar to above but has Resolution section towards bottom of page to try different things.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

Also has an Advanced Trouble shooting just below Resolution section. I'm not sure if or how much it may help.
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08 Jan 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

usually info on Microsoft site ends up being useless or really hard to understand. as it is in this case.

at Windows Update error 80072efd

they tell you to add an exception but the instructions are wrong and there is no way to "add"

in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\Allowed Programs


and at

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates

they talk about a network issue which is a bit far fetched


im sure this is a bug or virus and nothing to do with connection
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08 Jan 2011   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

It was what I could find. I figured it was a waste but worth a look.
I did post this as a disclaimer! I'm not sure if or how much it may help.

You may want to have the mods move the thread to Windows Updates section.
Niemiro is the resident expert on such things. He will definitely see it over there.

Click the red triangle in the corner of a post and say please move to Windows update. They will move it then.
Last I checked Niemiro wasn't on line but he should be popping in sometime.

Mike
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