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Thread: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

  1. #1
    Patrick Schmid [MVP] Guest

    Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    80072EFD error.
    I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    is disabled for now.
    Any ideas what I could still try?

    Thanks,

    Patrick Schmid

  2. #2
    xfile Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    Hi,

    I assume you have added update sites to exceptions list. Don't know if the
    following will help:

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...xp=&sloc=en-us

    Scroll down and you will see a post titled:

    Subject: I hate Windows Update on VISTA


    Hope this helps, and good luck.

    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > 80072EFD error.
    > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the
    > firewall
    > is disabled for now.
    > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Patrick Schmid




  3. #3
    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    Patrick

    You may receive an "Error 0x80072EE2," "Error 0x80072EE7," "Error
    0x80072EFD," "Error 0x80072F76," or "Error 0x80072F78" error message
    when you try to use the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update
    Web site
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

    When accessing the Update site, you receive the 0x80072EE2 or 0x80072EFD
    error.
    http://update.microsoft.com/windowsu...=en&IsMu=False

    Finding a solution for the 0x80072EFD error
    http://www.updatexp.com/0x80072efd.html



    --
    Peter

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    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > 80072EFD error.
    > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    > is disabled for now.
    > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Patrick Schmid


  4. #4
    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    Crossposted to Windows Update group

    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > 80072EFD error.
    > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    > is disabled for now.
    > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Patrick Schmid


  5. #5
    Patrick Schmid [MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    I tried all the suggestions made in this thread, but without luck :(
    Could there be anything left from my XP that is preventing Windows Update
    from working correctly?

    "Peter Foldes" wrote:

    > Crossposted to Windows Update group
    >
    > "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    > >I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > > 80072EFD error.
    > > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    > > is disabled for now.
    > > Any ideas what I could still try?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Patrick Schmid

    >


  6. #6
    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    Patrick

    Here is some other links aside from the ones in Windows Update. Maybe ?

    http://www.imzers.com/msn/solve/error-code-80072efd
    http://msn-errors.blogspot.com/2006/...rror-code.html

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...EFD+error+code
    --
    Peter

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    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:A5ED37C9-1C67-4B7E-974C-5E9097D4E8F6@microsoft.com...
    >I tried all the suggestions made in this thread, but without luck :(
    > Could there be anything left from my XP that is preventing Windows Update
    > from working correctly?
    >
    > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >
    >> Crossposted to Windows Update group
    >>
    >> "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >> >I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    >> > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    >> > 80072EFD error.
    >> > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    >> > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    >> > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    >> > is disabled for now.
    >> > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> >
    >> > Patrick Schmid

    >>


  7. #7
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    No. There's nothing of XP leftover when installing
    Vista. It's an image based install. Vista is laid down
    as new image. It's the same whether you do an upgrade
    or clean install.


    -Michael

    * Patrick Schmid [MVP]:
    > I tried all the suggestions made in this thread, but without luck :(
    > Could there be anything left from my XP that is preventing Windows Update
    > from working correctly?
    >
    > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >
    >> Crossposted to Windows Update group
    >>
    >> "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >>> I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    >>> besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    >>> 80072EFD error.
    >>> I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    >>> (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    >>> loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    >>> is disabled for now.
    >>> Any ideas what I could still try?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Patrick Schmid


  8. #8
    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    Yes, but it does reinstall many things from the XP install, and something
    reinstalled could certainly cause conflicts.


    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr2@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:eHctPTgjHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > No. There's nothing of XP leftover when installing
    > Vista. It's an image based install. Vista is laid down
    > as new image. It's the same whether you do an upgrade
    > or clean install.
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    > * Patrick Schmid [MVP]:
    >> I tried all the suggestions made in this thread, but without luck :(
    >> Could there be anything left from my XP that is preventing Windows Update
    >> from working correctly?
    >>
    >> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Crossposted to Windows Update group
    >>>
    >>> "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message
    >>> news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >>>> I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work
    >>>> fine
    >>>> besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting
    >>>> the
    >>>> 80072EFD error.
    >>>> I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    >>>> (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS
    >>>> is
    >>>> loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the
    >>>> firewall
    >>>> is disabled for now.
    >>>> Any ideas what I could still try?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>>
    >>>> Patrick Schmid



  9. #9
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    Yes, that is possible.

    For some reason my eyes read, "could there be anything leftover
    from my XP's Windows Update." Sorry.

    Here's what I should have said:
    The Vista OS will be brand new, but there's that possibility when
    doing an upgrade, those things that get imported back may cause
    a problem.

    Thanks, John.

    -Michael

    * John Barnes:
    > Yes, but it does reinstall many things from the XP install, and something
    > reinstalled could certainly cause conflicts.
    >
    >
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr2@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:eHctPTgjHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> No. There's nothing of XP leftover when installing
    >> Vista. It's an image based install. Vista is laid down
    >> as new image. It's the same whether you do an upgrade
    >> or clean install.
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >>
    >> * Patrick Schmid [MVP]:
    >>> I tried all the suggestions made in this thread, but without luck :(
    >>> Could there be anything left from my XP that is preventing Windows Update
    >>> from working correctly?
    >>>
    >>> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Crossposted to Windows Update group
    >>>>
    >>>> "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message
    >>>> news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work
    >>>>> fine
    >>>>> besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> 80072EFD error.
    >>>>> I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    >>>>> (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS
    >>>>> is
    >>>>> loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the
    >>>>> firewall
    >>>>> is disabled for now.
    >>>>> Any ideas what I could still try?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Patrick Schmid

    >


  10. #10
    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23wKpc5ejHHA.4032@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Crossposted to Windows Update group

    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" <pdschmid@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:0AD7350E-C421-4651-BED4-B0656462F1A4@microsoft.com...
    >I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > 80072EFD error.



    That's usually a symptom of a connectivity problem.
    Perhaps it would help for you to describe the connection path?
    E.g. one common cause is a misconfigured firewall or proxy server.

    Otherwise I think a packet trace would help.
    It might even be sufficient just to insert FiddlerTool as a proxy
    between IE and whatever is causing the blockage.


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---


    > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    > is disabled for now.
    > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Patrick Schmid




  11. #11
    Patrick Schmid [MVP] Guest

    RE: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    I contacted PSS...They are at a loss too :(

    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" wrote:

    > I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > 80072EFD error.
    > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    > is disabled for now.
    > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Patrick Schmid


  12. #12
    pepsipatti Guest

    RE: Windows Update Error 80072EFD

    I was getting this same error for my windowslive hotmail....my son decided to
    unplug then replug our router~everthng works great now. Let me know if this
    helps any of you.

    "Patrick Schmid [MVP]" wrote:

    > I just upgraded my tablet to Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to work fine
    > besides Windows Update. I just cannot get it to work. I keep getting the
    > 80072EFD error.
    > I followed the steps outlined in the help article as well as the KB
    > (836941). I even tried the guided help from that KB. Just no luck. BITS is
    > loading automatically as well. I have Windows Live OneCare, but the firewall
    > is disabled for now.
    > Any ideas what I could still try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Patrick Schmid


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