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Vista Will Not Update

Posted on 2013-12-06
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Good morning,

My Windows Vista computer crashed recently. Using the the reinstall CD that came with the system I performed a fresh version install. Using Microsoft Update I tried to update all the service packs ect. After a few minutes the system stopped searching for updates and came back with a message that says "Windows could not search for updates (highlighted in red) Code: 80072EE2".  

The fresh version I installed is Windows Vista Business SP1.

Thanks for your help.
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Try:

(1) Run Microsoft Fixit from:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058 >.

(2) Try disabling your security software and run Windows Update again.
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Worked like charm!  Thanks!!
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Great. You did it. :-)
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