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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80072EE2

23 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Update Error 80072EE2

Hey im new here ;D,

Anyway im having problems with windows update, it wont update i get the error message "80072EE2" and i dont know how to fix it, i read something about adding like

"http://*.update.microsoft.com" to a firewall exception list BUT i use windows firewall so it should already be configured that way, and in anycase i dont kno how to add a HTTP:// exception :S

Anyway can anyone help? much obliged,

LumpyMoose

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23 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

I found this try it out and see if it works: Error 0x80072EE2 is: ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT - The request has timed out.

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
You receive an "Error 0x80072EE2" or "Error 0x80072EFD" error message when you try to
use Windows Update

See also:
When searching for available updates on the Windows Update site, you
receive the 0x8024402C, 0x80240030 or 0x8024502d error.
Microsoft Update

also another userís solution: "GK" wrote:

Here is how I was able to work around the problem.
Using command prompt
1. proxycfg -d (to clear proxy cache)
2. net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)

Using Windows Explorer
3. Delete all files and folders in
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (your windows folder may vary)

Again using command prompt
4. net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service)

Try now going back to Windows Update web page.
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23 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
I found this try it out and see if it works: Error 0x80072EE2 is: ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT - The request has timed out.

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
You receive an "Error 0x80072EE2" or "Error 0x80072EFD" error message when you try to
use Windows Update

See also:
When searching for available updates on the Windows Update site, you
receive the 0x8024402C, 0x80240030 or 0x8024502d error.
Microsoft Update

also another userís solution: "GK" wrote:

Here is how I was able to work around the problem.
Using command prompt
1. proxycfg -d (to clear proxy cache)
2. net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)

Using Windows Explorer
3. Delete all files and folders in
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (your windows folder may vary)

Again using command prompt
4. net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service)

Try now going back to Windows Update web page.
Cheers mate! , however, its been "Checking For Updates" since you posted it and i did it, thats about 25 minutes :S? is this normal?
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23 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Oh, sorry for the double post, its still not workin =/ 80072EE2 =/



Edit: Can anyone help? T_T
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24 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

i REALLY hate to do this, but.. bump.. ?
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24 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Windows Update error 80072ee2

If you receive Windows Update error 80072ee2 while checking for updates, the Windows Update servers might be experiencing an unusually high number of requests for updates. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. You can also wait for Windows Automatic Update to run at its next scheduled time.
If you continue to receive error 80072ee2, you might need to add some Windows Update website addresses to your firewall's exceptions or "allow" list.
To add the Windows Update websites to a firewall exceptions list



If the problem persists after you have followed the steps above, see this Knowledge Base article on the Microsoft Help and Support website or go to the Windows Update Support Center website to request support by e‑mail.
Error codes this applies to:
  • WindowsUpdate_80072ee2
  • 0x80072ee2
Link: Windows Update error 80072ee2
Here is another one I found: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941/en-au
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25 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Still no joy =/ i tried those alternate methods, but i dont know how to add http to a firewall exception, could someone tell me how? i know how to add anything else as an exception, but not http.. =/


Many thanks
LumpyMoose
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25 Apr 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Article on how to reset Windows updates: How do I reset Windows Update components?
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25 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Still no luck... =/
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25 Apr 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What anti-virus program are you running? It's possible that it could be the cause.
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