VIsta - unable to update Defender of get Windows updates

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Hi - I'm running Vista and I'm unable to update Defender of get Windows updates - I'm also using AVG free which I'm able to update - I have a ADSL modem/router - other computers connect using XP are able to update.
any ideas? Tried turning the firewall off with no success
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    What happens when you try to get the updates:  any error message?  Have you looked at the Event Viewer to see if there is any information there?   (Start orb -> eventvwr.msc in the Run or Search dialog box and hit Enter key)  Also, what version of Vista?

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    What error code do you get when you run Windows update?
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    stefanomarco, noone will be able to help if you don't answer our questions...

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    I am having the same issue.  It is a Vista Home Premium PC.  AV is Trend corp.  Tried disabling firewall and AV.  Error codes for Defender and Updates are 0x80072ee2 and 0x80072EFD
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    ITSolutionsca, you need to ask your own question instead of "piggybacking" on an already answered question by someone else.  Please see this page in the online Help documentation for Experts Exchange:
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    my name is pascal and I have the same problem with Vista. I can´t do Windows updates. I get always the error code 8024402C any ideas?

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