....you receive an error message that includes the following code when you
try to use Windows Update: "0x80073712":
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
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For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
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subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related
to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB123456).
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for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
your usual support contacts.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate Edition on my laptop and whenever I
> attempt to update it this error code displays: 80073712
> I've searched the help topics but can't seem to find a solution to the
> problem. What's wrong? What does this error mean?