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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD

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Old 09-14-2008
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Re: Windows Update can't check for updates - 80072EFD


"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> Almost all updates can be downloaded from the MS Download Center, the
> Microsoft Update Catalog, or the Windows Update Catalog sites:
>
> MS Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?
> MU Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
> WU Catalog: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973
>
> Root Certificate updates can be only obtained via AU or the Update sites.
>
> This page lists ALL updates for 2007 by month:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199
>
> This page shows all Security updates in a chronological order:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
>
> If the network is distributing updates via a local server then you
> really should obtain the updates from that server. Contact the network
> admin for details on the preferred method of updating and what changes
> need to be made in case/when/if you take the system home.
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> rowanc88 wrote:
>
> > I've recently bought a brand new PC, fairly good specs with Vista, for my
> > University dorm. But because I can only use the University's internet
> > connection, something is blocking Windows Update from checking for updates.
> > The same happens with Windows Defender. So yes I know that the University's
> > connection is the problem, but I can't get a different provider & I can't
> > move the computer somewhere else to use another connection. I just can't
> > check for ANY Windows Updates at the moment.
> >
> > Now there wouldn't be a problem if windowsupdate.com would allow me to
> > download from their site, but seeing as it's stupidly linear, I'm stuck. No
> > updates. No nothing.
> >
> > So basically my question is, is there another way to obtain the updates
> > (other than ordering a CD), or can I turn off that bloody red shield with the
> > Windows Security Alert that makes it out as if I'll die unless I turn
> > Automatic Updates on.

>

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