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Solved: windows update failing ( 80072EFD )

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by grrrvista, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. grrrvista

    grrrvista Thread Starter

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    hello gurus!
    im trying to fix a friends laptop, with no success. it runs vista home premium. and it fails to update with the build in windows updater, giving the code 80072EFD. it cannot be related to routers or its nat, since it thesame at my place. ive tried all the things i could find on m$ knowldegde base and on theese forums to no avail. ill try to post the windowsupdate.log in hope that someone here is smart enough to read something from it. (since im not...)

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  4. Blackmirror

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    Try this please

    Re-register the WU components:
    1. Quit all programs that are running.
    2. Click Start, and then click Run.
    3. Type "regsvr32 wuapi.dll" (without the quotation marks), and then click
    OK.
    4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message,
    click OK.
    If this does not resolve the problem, repeat inputting the following
    commands and click OK after each command.
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wuauserv.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll
    regsvr32 iuengine.dll
     
  5. grrrvista

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  6. joeten

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    Hi glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting your solution it may help somone in the same position
     
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