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Solved: Windows update error code 80072F78

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by monday3, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. monday3

    monday3 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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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    You're welcome!
     
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