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Windows 7: Unable to update Code 80072EFE

16 Aug 2010   #1

Window 7
Unable to update Code 80072EFE

I am using Windor 7 Utlimate verson with 32 bit, IE verison 8 and micro trend internet security pro. I able to find the needed updates, but unable to install those updates.
Error message 80072EFD & 80072EE2.
Thx for your help

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17 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL

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19 Aug 2010   #3

Window 7

thank you very much, i works!!
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26 Oct 2010   #4

windows7 home premium 32bit

i had a virus it kept turning windows update iff and i wiped the hard drive i tried many virus comapnies and when i try to update windows and it did the same when o had the virus i get error code 80072efe and i want to update
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26 Oct 2010   #5
Orbital Shark


Hi kyle, welcome to the forums :)

Congratulations guys,
I finally found the solution for 80072efe error after along search...
It's something to do with the rootkit files, follow the following steps:
1) Download this file from the following link .
2) Run it, follow the steps.
3) Reboot you computer...
4) check for updates ... good luck...
Note. This will fix windows defender update issue as well...
Best regards


Hope it helps :)

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