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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80072EE2

18 Feb 2011   #41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Post #40... FINALLY!!

The guy in post #40 was my solution... nice picture... unbelievably easy... literally I cannot believe how easy this stupid problem was to fix.

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19 Feb 2011   #42

Win 7 home premium 64
Post #40 worked

What a simple fix to such an aggravating problem....53 updates later, I am back in business. Thank you Sppedicut
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02 May 2011   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Windows 7 Update 80072EE2 - Wireshark File

Error 80072EE2

Post 40 works for me too, but doesn't allow Windows Update to do auto updates, which I prefer.

I created and zipped a Wireshark file. Perhaps it could shed some light on this issue?

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04 May 2011   #44

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The discussion and instructions, specifically, Scott Horvath's, found at: you recieve updates managed by your system administrator on home machine completely corrected this problem for me.

In short delete the Regkey:
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08 Sep 2012   #45

Windows 7 Professional x64

Many thanks Jacee your post #37 fixed it for me.

After a SSD crash and system recovery from windows image I was getting Error 80072EE2 from windows update.
All other Microsoft fixes didn't work.

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11 Sep 2012   #46

Windows 7 Professional

Here's what worked on my Zenbook:

Open regedit and drill down to this key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Windows\Windows Update

Delete the key.


Problem solved.
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