Solved: Windows update error code 80072F78

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monday3

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I am having problems with windows update on Windows Vista.

When l click on install, to install the listed updates. lt is a failure and l am getting error code 80072F78.

Looking for assistance.
 

Phantom010

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Click Start > Programs > Accessories > right-click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the Command Prompt, type in the bold text, one command after the other, pressing Enter between each of them:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the computer.
 

monday3

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Phantom010,

Thanks for the input. I made the recommended changes and the windows update issue is now cleared.
 
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