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Old 16-05-2007
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RE: Windows Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD

Guys, hello there, you are fantastic!

The only thing is that I do not understand a thing you are saying: is there
anyone who can put me in writing the light versions of what you are saying
about the error code 80072EFD, in order to update with the Microsoft Security
Software?

GK wrote: Using command prompt (I have not even slightest idea what does it
mean: I believe there are some other people too, who think that it is so
complicated, sophisticated and above my head, that I would not even bother
myself to write anything to them, ...but I will). Is there anyone who dear to
answer me, as for simple cusiousity to teach us.

And this:
1. proxycfg -d (to clear proxy cache)
2. net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)
what does this mean in simplified representation: where do i have to click?
Deskilling the path for me, please!

I do not even know, how to delete all files and folders in Windows Explorer,
I cannot find C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (your windows folder may vary,
but still).

And "Again using command prompt
4. net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service)
and I do not know how.

Could anybody write it down in plain language, what should I do and where do
I click next? I surely do appreciate the prompt answer.

But do not understand the philosophy of Microsoft: Down below it is said: As
is the practice of other software programs that interact with USENET
communities, the IP Address of your computer will be included in the header
of this post. More...
and when you click on the More...
there is an answer which contradict with the above sentence:
Once you complete your message, and click the Send button, your message is
processed and permanently posted to the discussion group.
....but I see below only Post and Close buttons, I do not see Send button.
Is it safe to talk with you anyway?
I'll make myself bold to do so, and I push the button Post (hope it reaches
you!)

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Old 16-05-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD

Some links to provide information
Error: 80072EFD = ERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECT
Translation: Cannot connect to the Internet server

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

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/?kbid=836941
Step 6: Remove the proxy server
it explains - proxycfg -d (to clear proxy cache)
| 2. net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)
| | 4. net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service)

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

See also:

When searching for available updates on the Update site, you receive the 0x8024502d
error - WinXP.
http://update.microsoft.com/windowsu...=en&IsMu=False

What causes Error 0x8024502d
http://www.updatexp.com/0x8024502d.html

To open a command prompt:
Click Start, select run and type: CMD

or Click Start, Select: All Programs, Select: Accessories, Select: Command Prompt

In plain English - stopping/starting and renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder -
although I don't think it's necessary for error 80072EFD but it's a magic cure for many -

Renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder

Click Start, Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.

Equivalent of: net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)
Can be done by either the above method or Click Start, Choose Run and type: net stop
wuauserv

Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.

Click Start. Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.

Equivalent of : net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service
Can be done by either the above method or Click Start , Choose Run and type: net start
wuauserv

Hope the above has been useful in explaining some of the things you have read.
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Old 16-05-2007
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Re: Windows Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD

Still before I study your answer some errors or mistakes that appear in
Microsoft answer should be clarified:

MICROSOFT ANSWERED WHEN I PUT MYS QUERY ON DISCUSSION FORUM:

"A Microsoft Community member has responded to the thread "RE: Windows
Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD". Read the Response

<http://www.microsoft.com/communities...ault.aspx?dg=m
icrosoft.public.windowsupdate&mid=XXXxxNNN-cccN-Nccc-NNNc-NcccNNNNNccc>

(I have changes the last numbers and letters for security reasons)

Click this link to continue receiving notifications for this thread.

<http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/aspx/th...crosoft.public
..windowsupdate&ttype=xxxxxx=xxxid=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx&x
xx=xxxx%xx%xx%xxxxx.microsoft.com%xxxxmmunities%2fnewsgroups%2fen-us%2fdefault.aspx%3fdg%3dmicrosoft.public.windowsupdate%26mid%xxxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx&xxxxxxxxx=http%xx%xx%xxwww.microsoft.com%xxwxx%xxxxxx%xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx&xxxxxxx=0&tna me=RE%3a+Windows+Update+failed+Error+Code%3a+80072EFD>
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Old 16-05-2007
Robin Walker [MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD

This appears to be a problem with whatever e-mail client you are using to
receive the e-mails. The URLs quoted by the automatic reminder service are
long, and have been line-wrapped for human legibility. But a good e-mail
client should recognise the "<" at the beginning of the URL, and join it up
with the ">" at the end of the URL, so that if you click on the URL, the
whole multi-line URL is automatically re-assembled and passed over to your
web browser.

You should not need to copy the URL to the browser, as the line-wraps will
make that impossible. You should just be able to click on the URL as a live
link.

Which e-mail client application are you using?
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Old 17-05-2007
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I am using e-mail client application from Saunalahti Finland.
For instance, it does not remind anything like Windows Outlook (Express).
What should I do next? Contact my e-mail provider, or what?

The problem lies with the e-mail application, not with your e-mail service
provider.

Morning, I have tried the instructions below in both methods, the CMD prompt
and the run line. Neither works.. Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2010
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i just created this error for my self right now and so i know the solution this code 80072EFD error.
it happens bcoz windows is undable to connect to internet so i guess u have a firewall on ur pc either disable it and dwnld update or go to ur firewall settings and allow all connections for "host process for windows" that is "isass.exe".
check in ur task manager and see if this process is running or not in background just to be sure ;)

srry the name of the process is svchost.exe
i knw this post is old but i m replying so that if anyone else has this prob he/she can get the answer.
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Old 20-09-2010
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Re: Windows Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD

Re: error code 80072EFD for windows update and error code oX80072EFD for windows defender and can't sign in to secure websites.

Believe me, I spend 4 days and nights, doing what ever websites, microsoft supports over and over again. I even resorted to go online with HP chat, and they told me to reinstall which I did, and I ended much worse, because I still can't update and sign in to secure websites, and I don't even have a single update to protect me. And when again contact HP, they said I have to bring in the notebook for a fee of $298++taxes for repairs. No way, Jose.

Out of desperation, I went to HP online and click for support, let it automatically detect my notebook and reload all the drivers and updates from their website, noting in particular the Flash BIOS option. Hallelujah, it work, it work.

Hope this helps to those who want to give up with error 80072EFD.
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Old 09-12-2010
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Re: Windows Update failed Error Code: 80072EFD

I downloaded a trial version of spy hunter 4 and it fixed it as it down loaded. and took care of the Trojan that caused it. $40.00 but the trial wil fix the error 80072efd.
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