unable to download XP SP2 - Error OX80072F78

unable to download XP SP2 - Error OX80072F78

Post by Qm9ubmllJ3 » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:25:02


Have tried twice to install but installation shuts down after a couple of
minutes.
 
 
 

unable to download XP SP2 - Error OX80072F78

Post by " » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:39:49


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Try here: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ +Error+OX80072F78&lr=lang_en

Good Luck, x@y

 
 
 

unable to download XP SP2 - Error OX80072F78

Post by TaurArian » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:36:28

hen searching for available updates on the Update site, you see the 0x80072F8F error
while looking for available updates
http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/showarticle.aspx?articleid=12&ln=en&IsMu=False

Register Softpub.dll
Click Start. Choose Run.
In the Run box, type regsvr32 SOFTPUB.dll.
Click OK.

Check your date and time settings
Click Start. Click Settings. Click Control Panel.
Double-click the Date/Time icon.
Set the date and time to the correct values if necessary

or

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=836985 (this link not working so copied into this
thread)

When you try to use Microsoft Internet Explorer
You receive Initialization error 0x80072F78 while the Windows Update Web site is
loading
SYMPTOMS
When you try to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to update the Microsoft Windows
operating system from the Windows Update Web site, you may receive an error message
that is similar to the following:
Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.
Error 0x80072F78

You receive the error message while the following site is loading:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

CAUSE
This error may occur if your computer cannot connect to a component of the Windows
Update Web site.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use the following methods in the order that they are listed:

Method 1 Verify the Hosts file

Method 2 Check the firewall software, the antivirus software, and other
software

Method 3 Add the Windows Update Web sites to the list of trusted sites

Method 4 Add the Windows Update Web sites to the list of exceptions


Method 1 Verify the Hosts file

The Hosts file is used for host name resolution.

Locate the Hosts file

Depending on your operating system, the Hosts file may be found in the following
locations:

On Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows 98, or on Microsoft
Windows 95, the Hosts file has a .sam extension, and is in the C:\Windows\ folder.

On Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0,
the Hosts file is in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\ folder.


Edit the Hosts file

To edit the Hosts file, follow these steps:

1.
Start a text editor such as Notepad, and then use a drag-and-drop operation to
drag and drop the Hosts file into a blank document.

2.
Verify that the Hosts file does not contain an incorrect entry or a static IP
entry for the Windows Update Web site.


Web accelerator programs, including TweakMasterDNS, have been known to add static IP
entries for the Windows Update Web site to the Hosts file. When this behavior occurs,
you may receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.

Method 2 Check the firewall software, the antivirus software, and other software

A software firewall is a security system that acts as a protective boundary between a
network and the outside world. A software firewall can prevent the computer from
connecting to the Windows Update server. Look in the notification area (lower right
corner of the screen) for an icon that indicates that a firewall is running on the
computer. In Windows XP, you may have to show all the icons in the notification area
to reveal the firewall icon. To reveal the program that an icon represents, pause the
pointer over the icon and wait severa