Unable to download and install updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Marius, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Marius

    Marius Guest

    I am at my wit's end trying to solve this prob. I am able to find 11 udates,
    but when trying to download and install them, the computer just seems to
    hang. I have tried reregistering Msscript.ocx, Dispex.dll, Vbscript.dll and
    Scrrun.dll but this didn't help. I have added the Update website to my
    Trusted Sites (Windows Firewall).
    My computer is otherwise fine and very quick (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L
    laptop, Celeron 2.4 GHz processor, 248 MB RAM, Broadband connection). I have
    McAfee anti-virus software.
    Can anybody please help??
    Marius, Dec 31, 2005
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    MrBil Guest

    Try turning on "Automatic Updates" to install automatically. I have used
    that for a very long time and have had no problems. With 11 downloads, you
    may have a very large total package to download. Usually the Firewall is not
    a problem and neither are anti-virus programs. Also, see if there is a
    difference by manually setting the internet security settings to the lowest
    MrBil, Dec 31, 2005
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  3. Marius

    Marius Guest

    I had Automatic Udates on for a long time before asking for help. My Udate
    history shows hundreds of failed attempts! I've had no successful Updates for
    several months.
    As far as changing the security level, the lowest allowable security level
    for the Windows Update website on my computer is Medium; I'm unable to set it
    any lower than this.
    Any further suggestions??
    Marius, Dec 31, 2005
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    Funkmaster Guest

    I have the same problem I can not change the security level, the lowest
    allowable security level for Windows on my computer is Medium; I'm unable
    to set it any lower than this. Error number: 0x80072F76 I need help to
    ineed updates
    Funkmaster, Dec 31, 2005
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    perofoslo Guest

    Try disabling the Windows Firewall and McAfee just for the update?
    perofoslo, Dec 31, 2005
  6. Marius

    Marius Guest

    This didn't help either. Doesn't anybody know how to solve my problem??? (See
    above info) - Marius
    Marius, Jan 1, 2006
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    Tom Guest

    Look, revert to before dec 13 and wait for ms fix.

    A complete install does not fix the problem.
    Tom, Jan 2, 2006
  8. Marius

    Marius Guest

    I still have the same problem. Tom's advice is useless to me too because my
    problem started months ago. My last successful Windows Update was in Aug
    2006, so restoring to before Dec 13 will clearly not solve anything.
    Marius, Jan 2, 2006
  9. Marius

    Marius Guest

    In reply to "perofoslo": this didn't work either.
    Funny thing is: when I disabled Windows Firewall, the Security Centre still
    reported that I have a Firewall on in the form of Norton Worm-protection.
    However, I can't find this anywhere on my computer (I ran Search for this,
    checking under Norton and Symantec) also nothing listed under Add and Remove
    Programs. I did have Norton before McAfee was installed, but this expired.
    Marius, Jan 2, 2006
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    Tom Guest

    All of these issues, while showing up only slightly differently, are casuing
    problems with installing and updating.

    Common sense says that they are likely related and yes they know about this.
    The only reason it shows up differently is because of different

    If you don't believe me, go ahead and waste your days reinstalling, only to
    hit the same or similar problems when you get to recent updates, as I did
    three times.

    Reinstalling the OS is not an acceptable option.
    I don't think Linux or other OS's are so fragile and I cannot lose weeks of
    vacation time resetting up my machines.
    You must work in IT.
    Reformatting is admitting defeat and is a joke.
    Tom, Jan 2, 2006
  11. Marius

    Tom Guest

    and I'll bet that the problem started after you got 'some' of the updates.
    Go back to august then.
    I'm trying to help and some people are just blind followers, which is why
    we'll be in another war soon.
    Tom, Jan 2, 2006
  12. Marius

    Tom Guest

    and I have an appointment with a MS Engineer tonight, so we'll see what they
    have to say about this.

    In one week's time, hundreds of thousands of posts about the same fn issue.
    Tom, Jan 2, 2006
  13. Marius

    InHim888JC Guest


    I've having same problems, let us know what your MS Engineer says
    please....Hopefully they can offer some advise that hasn't been
    suggested and tried.

    InHim888JC, Jan 2, 2006
  14. Marius

    Tom Guest

    Yes, I will.

    Tom, Jan 2, 2006

  15. Funkmaster,

    It would probably help the others in this melee to explain where you saw
    that code. We need more details like that to differentiate between vague
    symptom descriptions such as the ones being given here.

    Also, since you are posting from the web interface to newsgroups
    have you tried a search with that code? E.g. press Alt-7, type (or paste)
    0x80072F76 and press Enter. Try the Answered questions filter
    in the Show: dropdown list (e.g. press Alt-I,Enter and cursor to it, etc.)
    and read some of the posts which have been marked with a green checkmark.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 3, 2006
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    Tom Guest

    Well, the person I talked to wanted me to do a complete install fresh with
    nothing but ms updates.
    They seem to want to blame everyone else and I argued that people run
    computers to run software, not just windows and ie.

    I did uninstall McAfee, but no change.

    Just says okb downloaded and then fails to install updates, same as many
    other people here.

    Maybe we can share installed software and, etc. to narrow it down.
    He wanted me to unstallfirewalls, as opposed to turning them off.
    I'll do this next weekend, after I image my machine for quick reverting.
    I need my firewall setup intact.

    I have another appointment Wed night, after they gather more info, which I
    assume means they want to find someone else willing to reformat and start
    over to ID the problem, or determine it's not their fault.

    This pisses me off.
    Thier OS needs to work with other programs and everything was fine until I
    got dec 13 updates.

    Life's too short to fn waste on this shit.
    Already lost my vacation.
    Tom, Jan 3, 2006
  17. Marius

    Tom Guest

    they also tried to tell me not to run virus protection

    Tom, Jan 3, 2006
  18. Marius

    Tom Guest

    instead of installing wondows fresh, I'm just migrating to Linux
    Tom, Jan 3, 2006
  19. Marius

    Tom Guest

    how is anyone supposed to know what statement this was supposed to be
    I can't even determine what you are trying to say because of seeing only
    half the statements.

    If you meant the updates issue is not plentiful, I suggest you take a closer

    By the way, the population at large runs other programs and has NO time for
    formatting and reinstalling an OS several times a year.
    Fn joke.

    Oh and my software and hardware is up to date Asus, for one.
    Tom, Jan 7, 2006
  20. Still trolling, I see.

    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Jan 7, 2006
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