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Windows update error: 0x80072F78

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Windows update keeps returning with the eror 0x80072F78 won't each scan for updates.
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Question by:JamesMonaghan
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Or,

Windows Update Trouble Shooter
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

update">http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/answers.htm#w_update

Alternative way to download Windows and other updates. Use Bigfix.

http://www.bigfix.com/website/index.html


**copy from war1



mc
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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a common problem,,,,, try the suggestions here :)

You receive Initialization error 0x80072F78 while the Windows Update Web site is loading
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=836985
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by:engineer_dell
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I give you the best solution :)
Download SP2 directly from this link and install it in safe mode,
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
RememberTurn off Automatic Update before installing SP2 and once it is installed turn it on again.
Cheers ;)

Ritesh
Dell Support Professional
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by:JamesMonaghan
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I have fixed this all on my own, installed a patch for IE and now its fine
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