Error: 80072EFD = ERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECT
Translation: Cannot connect to the Internet server
There's a possibility that either a 3rd party firewall, anti-spyware
program, web accelerator, Internet security/antivirus program and/or a proxy
server is interfering with the Windows Update Services (SVCHOST) accessing
When accessing the Update site, you receive the 0x80072EE2 or 0x80072EFD
You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows
Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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:: I have windows vista home premium.
:: I have looked on microsoft web site and cannot find an answer to my
:: problem. I have done everthing it says to do for error 80072efd.
:: Microsoft says that I must go to dell computers to get help, they
:: will not help, have to be the one who installed the software. Dell
:: wants to charge over a 100 for one call and over 200 for others.
:: One of Dells personnel said that I did not need to get updates. wow.
:: This is rediculous that microsoft with all their money that they
:: will not help to fix the problem.
:: "SickNTired" wrote:
::: I've been a computer user for 15 years, but I'm a USER not a TECH.
::: I don't understand any of the 'solutions' Microsoft offers, and the
::: posts in this forum are also too technical for me.
::: Is this as good as Microsoft gets??? I have not gotten any
::: updates since Oct 07, even though it says 'automatic updates' is
::: on. The windows update page just searches and returns Error
::: 80072EFD. I have Windows Firewall on, but I don't know if there's
::: another firewall. I don't know, and don't want to know how to
::: access the 'logfiles', or my registry.
::: Doesn't Microsoft do anything to fix their problems??