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Error number: 0x80072EFD

Posted on 2008-10-13
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I hate MS updates!  This is the most problematic utility in their software.  I have done a repair install, slogged through all the Knowledge Base possibilities and MS Bulletins, and a myriad of Google searches, even WURT.  No good.  Always get Error number: 0x80072EFD.

Any ideas?
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Question by:michealbeethoven
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Could you provide me with some more information about the machine?

Has this just started happening or is the machine a new build of windows. Also, what antivirus & firewall software are you running?
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by:michealbeethoven
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Old build, XP SP1.  Will not accept CD install of SP2 (after 45 minutes of installing it rejects the install by claiming I do not have "permission").  Apparently, this issue has been going on for a long time but I discovered it after cleaning a whole bunch of bad guys from the system.

AVG and Comodo were installed AFTER discovery of this issue and are turned off as I attempt to remedy the update problem.
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Hi, Its quite concerning that your machine will not update to service pack 2. Did the machine in question come with windows pre-installed by the manufacturer? If so what make/model of pc are you using so we could check to see if there is some issue there (i doubt this though).

When you say that you cleaned a whole bunch of bad guys from the system what exactly do you mean? The easiest route if this PC has previously been infected i think would be to reformat the pc and start fresh. I know this is a nightmare sometimes but at least you will have piece of mind that the machine definately isnt running anything you arent aware of.
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Hello pistolslapper:

Thanks for the input but since the pc was not going to be connected, anymore, to the Internet it was determined that it was not worth it to fix the update issue.  I have awarded points for participation.
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