windows update error code 80072EFE

  fstr 08:25 08 Apr 2010
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when trying to update windows found error code 80072EFE on vista. Tried to find fix but all want to download registry programs and I am wary which to use have heard so much about dodgy registry programmes.

  mooly 08:41 08 Apr 2010

First do not use a registry program... that's asking for disaster.

This may help,
click here

Is this error a one off, or has it been occuring for a while ?
Is it worth trying system restore ?

Do you run or use 3rd party software that supposedly "tweaks" and cleans the operating system... even such things as CCleaner to "clean" the registry.

  birdface 09:18 08 Apr 2010

Hi if no luck with any fixes as a last resort maybe try this program.
I personally have not used it but it does say fix Windows updates.


click here

Not sure if Dial-A-Fix works with Vista or not but I will have a look .

  birdface 09:32 08 Apr 2010

Looks like Dial-A-Fix should work.

click here

Have you tried downloading the updates manually.
Maybe try turning off automatic updates and try manually.
if it does not work reboot and turn automatic updates back on and try again.

  fstr 15:48 08 Apr 2010

Thanks for all the advice tipical windows now works ok (for Now) but thanks again

  mooly 08:36 09 Apr 2010

"Thanks for all the advice tipical windows now works ok (for Now) but thanks again"

Which is what it says in the Microsoft bulletin :)

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