Unable to get the windows updates. Get error code 80072EFE. Help!

Unable to get the windows updates. Get error code 80072EFE.  Help!




You may experience temporary errors related to connection when you use windows update or microsoft update to install updates http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

by running the Fixit on this page, you can reset to windows update components.  but, if there is malware present, she will continue to reset the connection to the update servers: how toreset windows update components

suggest you download and save the Fixit.  then conf is the boot vlean system before you run it:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista/Windows 7http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Once the Fixit has been downloaded and the system is started in the pure State, check that the native vista firewall is now on if a 3rd party firewall has been used previously.  now run the Fixit and choose the default mode.  restart once it's done and see if the system can be connected to the update servers. If he can't, then rerun the Fixit and choose aggressive mode.  turn it back on when he finished the race and updates.

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