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Old 22-10-2007
rowanc88
 
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Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD

I've recently bought a brand new PC, fairly good specs with Vista, for my
University dorm. But because I can only use the University's internet
connection, something is blocking Windows Update from checking for updates.
The same happens with Windows Defender. So yes I know that the University's
connection is the problem, but I can't get a different provider & I can't
move the computer somewhere else to use another connection. I just can't
check for ANY Windows Updates at the moment.

Now there wouldn't be a problem if windowsupdate.com would allow me to
download from their site, but seeing as it's stupidly linear, I'm stuck. No
updates. No nothing.

So basically my question is, is there another way to obtain the updates
(other than ordering a CD), or can I turn off that bloody red shield with the
Windows Security Alert that makes it out as if I'll die unless I turn
Automatic Updates on.

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Old 23-10-2007
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD

Almost all updates can be downloaded from the MS Download Center, the
Microsoft Update Catalog, or the Windows Update Catalog sites:

MS Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?
MU Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
WU Catalog: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973

Root Certificate updates can be only obtained via AU or the Update sites.

This page lists ALL updates for 2007 by month:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199

This page shows all Security updates in a chronological order:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

If the network is distributing updates via a local server then you
really should obtain the updates from that server. Contact the network
admin for details on the preferred method of updating and what changes
need to be made in case/when/if you take the system home.

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



rowanc88 wrote:

> I've recently bought a brand new PC, fairly good specs with Vista, for my
> University dorm. But because I can only use the University's internet
> connection, something is blocking Windows Update from checking for updates.
> The same happens with Windows Defender. So yes I know that the University's
> connection is the problem, but I can't get a different provider & I can't
> move the computer somewhere else to use another connection. I just can't
> check for ANY Windows Updates at the moment.
>
> Now there wouldn't be a problem if windowsupdate.com would allow me to
> download from their site, but seeing as it's stupidly linear, I'm stuck. No
> updates. No nothing.
>
> So basically my question is, is there another way to obtain the updates
> (other than ordering a CD), or can I turn off that bloody red shield with the
> Windows Security Alert that makes it out as if I'll die unless I turn
> Automatic Updates on.

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Old 23-10-2007
rowanc88
 
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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD

Thanks for that. Although is there somewhere I'd be able to find out which
updates I don't have? Because I really have no idea what I'd need or what I
should get.



"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> Almost all updates can be downloaded from the MS Download Center, the
> Microsoft Update Catalog, or the Windows Update Catalog sites:
>
> MS Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?
> MU Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
> WU Catalog: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973
>
> Root Certificate updates can be only obtained via AU or the Update sites.
>
> This page lists ALL updates for 2007 by month:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199
>
> This page shows all Security updates in a chronological order:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
>
> If the network is distributing updates via a local server then you
> really should obtain the updates from that server. Contact the network
> admin for details on the preferred method of updating and what changes
> need to be made in case/when/if you take the system home.
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> rowanc88 wrote:
>
> > I've recently bought a brand new PC, fairly good specs with Vista, for my
> > University dorm. But because I can only use the University's internet
> > connection, something is blocking Windows Update from checking for updates.
> > The same happens with Windows Defender. So yes I know that the University's
> > connection is the problem, but I can't get a different provider & I can't
> > move the computer somewhere else to use another connection. I just can't
> > check for ANY Windows Updates at the moment.
> >
> > Now there wouldn't be a problem if windowsupdate.com would allow me to
> > download from their site, but seeing as it's stupidly linear, I'm stuck. No
> > updates. No nothing.
> >
> > So basically my question is, is there another way to obtain the updates
> > (other than ordering a CD), or can I turn off that bloody red shield with the
> > Windows Security Alert that makes it out as if I'll die unless I turn
> > Automatic Updates on.

>

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Old 23-10-2007
Shenan Stanley
 
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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD

rowanc88 wrote:
> Thanks for that. Although is there somewhere I'd be able to find
> out which updates I don't have? Because I really have no idea what
> I'd need or what I should get.


Windows/Microsoft Updates web page:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
Custom --> Scan for updates...

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../mbsahome.mspx

Belarc Advisor might help...
http://www.belarc.com/

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Old 14-09-2008
ekolint48
 
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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD



"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> Almost all updates can be downloaded from the MS Download Center, the
> Microsoft Update Catalog, or the Windows Update Catalog sites:
>
> MS Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?
> MU Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
> WU Catalog: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973
>
> Root Certificate updates can be only obtained via AU or the Update sites.
>
> This page lists ALL updates for 2007 by month:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199
>
> This page shows all Security updates in a chronological order:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
>
> If the network is distributing updates via a local server then you
> really should obtain the updates from that server. Contact the network
> admin for details on the preferred method of updating and what changes
> need to be made in case/when/if you take the system home.
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> rowanc88 wrote:
>
> > I've recently bought a brand new PC, fairly good specs with Vista, for my
> > University dorm. But because I can only use the University's internet
> > connection, something is blocking Windows Update from checking for updates.
> > The same happens with Windows Defender. So yes I know that the University's
> > connection is the problem, but I can't get a different provider & I can't
> > move the computer somewhere else to use another connection. I just can't
> > check for ANY Windows Updates at the moment.
> >
> > Now there wouldn't be a problem if windowsupdate.com would allow me to
> > download from their site, but seeing as it's stupidly linear, I'm stuck. No
> > updates. No nothing.
> >
> > So basically my question is, is there another way to obtain the updates
> > (other than ordering a CD), or can I turn off that bloody red shield with the
> > Windows Security Alert that makes it out as if I'll die unless I turn
> > Automatic Updates on.

>

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Old 14-09-2008
ekolint48
 
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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD



"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> Almost all updates can be downloaded from the MS Download Center, the
> Microsoft Update Catalog, or the Windows Update Catalog sites:
>
> MS Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?
> MU Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
> WU Catalog: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973
>
> Root Certificate updates can be only obtained via AU or the Update sites.
>
> This page lists ALL updates for 2007 by month:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199
>
> This page shows all Security updates in a chronological order:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
>
> If the network is distributing updates via a local server then you
> really should obtain the updates from that server. Contact the network
> admin for details on the preferred method of updating and what changes
> need to be made in case/when/if you take the system home.
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> rowanc88 wrote:
>
> > I've recently bought a brand new PC, fairly good specs with Vista, for my
> > University dorm. But because I can only use the University's internet
> > connection, something is blocking Windows Update from checking for updates.
> > The same happens with Windows Defender. So yes I know that the University's
> > connection is the problem, but I can't get a different provider & I can't
> > move the computer somewhere else to use another connection. I just can't
> > check for ANY Windows Updates at the moment.
> >
> > Now there wouldn't be a problem if windowsupdate.com would allow me to
> > download from their site, but seeing as it's stupidly linear, I'm stuck. No
> > updates. No nothing.
> >
> > So basically my question is, is there another way to obtain the updates
> > (other than ordering a CD), or can I turn off that bloody red shield with the
> > Windows Security Alert that makes it out as if I'll die unless I turn
> > Automatic Updates on.

> I am also having the same error code pop up on my computer but I am still on the same network at home and at school that have never given me problems with updates before. I am unsure of how to correct this problem, as the sight has been of no help to me either. It simply directs me to go the Update Center and click automatic updates, but to no avail. Any help in this matter would be wonderful.

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Old 15-09-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows
Update or Microsoft Update to install updates:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0, or other
appropriate forums for review by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

ekolint48 wrote:
<snip>
>> I am also having the same error code pop up on my computer but I am still
>> on the same network at home and at school that have never given me
>> problems with updates before. I am unsure of how to correct this problem,
>> as the sight has been of no help to me either. It simply directs me to go
>> the Update Center and click automatic updates, but to no avail. Any help
>> in this matter would be wonderful.


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