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Error code 80072EFD

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  • I have the same problem with Vista 32 bit home premium and it has never been updated since day one! I tried all the usual fixes: Allowing updates as a trusted site (three microsoft updates websites with asterics for all variances), disabling firewall and antivirus, reverting back to vista theme, and running any fix or repair programs that appeared. No luck, pages just won`t load. Windows updates gives me the error code 80072EFD when checking for updates because it can`t open the page.

     I am also encountering many other microsoft websites that simply won`t load, and I cannot download anything from microsoft. I have no windows blinds or colour management programs. I was trying to install SP1 when I noticed there had been no updates since day one. The Norton safe search may be part of it but I searched from MSN and Google and still can`t access most microsoft websites. One other thing: I noticed all my other programs are not getting updates so I added port 80 to my internet connection, but still can`t update anything. (I tried to run a java update and it told me I needed a port 80 (or some other number I don`t remember) to allow incoming info.

     Please help!!!

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:23 PM