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0x80072efd with Windows Update and Windows 2000

Posted in TechSupport, Windows by rip747 on January 17, 2008

Why am I obsess with having to figure things out. It must be from my phone tech days.

Anywho…. if you ever ran into this little gem, you probably went nuts trying to figure out how to resolve it. After 2 hours of trying this and that, I finally solved it. He is what I did:

First: Look for proxycfg.exe in your %windir%. If it isn’t there, go download it here. You will need this file.

Here is what I did

net stop “Automatic Updates” REM stopping the update service
proxycfg -d REM recycle proxy settings
proxycfg -u REM recycle proxy settng
rmdir %windir%\SoftwareDistribution /s REM removing WindowsUpdate files so they will download again
del %windir%\WindowsUpdate.log REM remove log so you can see any errors clearer
net start “Background Intelligent transfer Service” REM required for updates to install
net start “Automatic Updates” REM starting the Update service again

If you want, you can copy and paste that stuff into a batch file and run it. Have fun.


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  1. Adam said, on April 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    yay, i got error 80070003! Nah, i fixed that as well! YAY, IT WORKS!!!!!!!

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