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Windows update error: Code 80072F8F

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  • Hi,

    ·         I would suggest you to follow the methods provided below and check if it helps.

    Method 1:

    First check windows update history to find the error code for the failed updates. Right click on the failed update and click on view.

    Check for the updates that failed in Update history.

    a. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

    b. In the left pane, click View update history.

    c. To view more information about an update, double-click it.

    Method 2:

    I would suggest you to resetWindows Update components and check if it helps. To do so run theFixitform the link provided below.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    Method 3:

    If the issue still persists I would suggest you to run theSystem Update Readiness Tool. Follow the troubleshooting steps provided in KB article below and check if it helps.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

    Regards,


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    Friday, October 14, 2011 3:14 AM

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  • Hi,

    ·         I would suggest you to follow the methods provided below and check if it helps.

    Method 1:

    First check windows update history to find the error code for the failed updates. Right click on the failed update and click on view.

    Check for the updates that failed in Update history.

    a. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

    b. In the left pane, click View update history.

    c. To view more information about an update, double-click it.

    Method 2:

    I would suggest you to resetWindows Update components and check if it helps. To do so run theFixitform the link provided below.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    Method 3:

    If the issue still persists I would suggest you to run theSystem Update Readiness Tool. Follow the troubleshooting steps provided in KB article below and check if it helps.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, October 14, 2011 3:14 AM
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