xp shows error code 0x80072EFD, I can ddownload from internet but all program updates fail

I can dowload from the internet, but cannot update any programs at all, get error code 0x80072EFD or "cannot connect to server" messages on windows XP. have run "fix it". it fails too

 

 

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Last updated March 20, 2019 Views 3,065 Applies to:
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Hi,

Method 1: The issue seems like the computer is not able to establish a connection to the update server. Here is the article that helps you fixing this issue.

How to troubleshoot problems connecting to Windows Update or to Microsoft Update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818018/en-us

Method 2; Temporary connection-related errors may occur when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

Hope you get your issue fixed soon.


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