[Error number: 0x80072EFD]

I am running XP.

Although my settings are set on Automatic Update, I have had no updates since last November.

When I try to update I get the [Error number: 0x80072EFD] message.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Last updated June 8, 2019 Views 12,642 Applies to:
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You may encounter temporary connection-related errors [e.g., 0x80072EFD] when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941 

How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your subscription current?  What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?  What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?


~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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