error 80072F8F with windows updates.

I run windows vista business. have encountered error 80072F8F with windows updates. This also seems to be affecting the McAfee renewal. I am not very computer wise & therefore very frustrated.McAfee has suggested I fix the windows problem?
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Verify that the time, date/year & time-zone are set correctly.


Click Start, click Run, type timedate.cpl, and then click OK.

In the Date and Time Properties dialog box, click the Date and Time tab, and then set the correct date and time.

To do this, follow these steps:


In the Date box, click the current month in the month list.

In the year list, click the current year.

In the calendar, click the current date.

In the Time box, click to select the hour, and then use the up or down arrow to adjust the hour. Repeat this procedure for the minute and second settings.

Click AM or PM, and then use the up or down arrow to change to AM or PM.

Click the Time Zone tab, and then click the time zone for your current location in the Time Zone list.

Click Apply, and then click OK.

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If the problem persists after you take these steps, go to the Windows Update Support Center <<https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527&st=1&wfxredirect=1&sd=gn>> website to try to find more information about the error code or to request support by e-mail.

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072f8f

If you receive Windows Update error 80072f8f while checking for updates, your computer's date and time might not be the same as the date and time for the online Windows Update service. Your computer and the service don't need to have an identical date and time, but if they vary too much it will prevent you from checking for updates.

Make sure that your internet zone etc is correct also.

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