Error 80072EFE When Upgrading Windows XP

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Hello techyv users!

There is an upgrade on my own PC under windows  . I am not able to do it because of  this fault. Error 80072EFE. Does anybody knows why this incorrectness is forthcoming up? I tried to installed one instant and formerly again and it relieve become the identical substance.

Thank you in advance.

Answered By 10 points N/A #150758

Error 80072EFE When Upgrading Windows XP


Hello Sabrina,

You will need to check the network cables on your computer and make sure that they are plugged correctly and that there is an active connection to the internet. After you have verified that, you can retry running the update.

The error could also be occurring because your connection to the internet may be too slow. You will need to have a strong internet connection speed for the update to be able to work successfully. In case you are using wireless network, make sure that you are at a place that has got a strong signal and then retry the update.

Also try running the computer in Safe Mode with networking and see if that will help resolve the issue.




Answered By 588305 points N/A #307486

Error 80072EFE When Upgrading Windows XP


You may receive error code “80072efe” when checking for a Windows Update and is often accompanied by the message “Windows update encountered an unknown error” or “Some updates were not installed: ## Error(s) found: Code 80072EFE.” There are different reasons why error code “80072efe” happens. One is an unreliable internet connection. Another is if you are downloading something like an application while your computer is installing the Windows Update.

It can also be caused by virus infection, wrong network configuration, corrupt Windows registry, or corrupt system drivers. The first thing you should do when you receive this error is troubleshoot the problem. Click “Start” then “Control Panel.” In the search box, type without quotes “troubleshooting” and then click “View All.” Look for “Windows Update” at the bottom then click it.

Follow the succeeding instructions after that. When you are finished, try updating Windows again and see if it works. If this doesn’t work, try running the System File Checker utility or SFC. Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to open an elevated command prompt. In the command prompt window, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter.

When it is finished, type without quotes “exit” then hit Enter and then restart the computer. Try updating Windows again and see if it works.

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