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Solved: HELP! Unable to update Windows Code 80072EFD

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Trebliug, May 11, 2007.

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  1. Trebliug

    Trebliug Thread Starter

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    This has been like this for about three days now, Windows update fails and comes up with error code 80072EFD. Any suggestions please... I am using Vista and I am regretting why I bought a microsoft product again.
     
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    From Microsoft website http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/93b6ab71-8b21-4b50-b40e-abb80eba29271033.mspx


    If you receive Windows Update error 80072efd while checking for updates, you might need to add the website addresses from which Windows Update downloads updates to your firewall exceptions or "allow" list.

    To add the Windows Update websites to a firewall exceptions list

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    Windows Firewall ships with this version of Windows and should already include these sites in the exceptions list. If you use a different firewall, refer to the software publisher's help to see how to add these websites to your firewall exceptions list:
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    http://*.update.microsoft.com
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    https://*.update.microsoft.com
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    http://download.windowsupdate.com

    If the problem persists after you have followed the steps above, see this Knowledge Base article on the Microsoft Help and Support website or go to the Windows Update Support Center website to request support by e‑mail.

    Help and Support search term: WindowsUpdate_80072efd
     
  3. Trebliug

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    I have tried this already with no success, I've also tried disabling my Bullguard v7.0 with same result.
    My MSN live messenger also fails to sign in and these are the codes:
    Error Code: 80048820
    Extended Error Code: 80048439

    Thanks...
     
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    I thought that was an MS messenger error, but associated with updates. try this
    In Internet Explorer, click Tools and then click Internet Options.
    In the Internet Options dialog box, go to the Connections tab.
    Click LAN Settings…
    Untick the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) checkbox.
    Click OK and OK again Internet Options


    Click on the Start menu, select Run and type the following:

    regsvr32 Dssenh.dll Gpkcsp.dll Slbcsp.dll Sccbase.dll

    OK
     
  5. Trebliug

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    I have done the first bit but on RUN command came back with this:

    The module "Gpkcsp.dll" failed to load.
    Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .dll files.
    The specified module could not be found.
     
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    Thanks for all your help guys, my pc seems ok (windows update & MSN).
     
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    May I ask what you had to do to fix the problem?

    Thanks for marking the thread solved, but I am sure INQUIRING minds want to know :D
     
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    Sorry, it looks like the LAN settings on IE did the trick as i was also not able to open my Internet explorer before, tried the 2nd suggestion but came back "The module "Gpkcsp.dll" failed to load." Reboot computer and everything was back to normal MSN, Windows Update, Internet Explorer.
     
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