: windows update error 80072f8f

Rise Company
16-05-2017, 00:25
windows update error 80072f8f

Windows Update error Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer probably occurs when Windows temporary update folder (SoftwareDistribution folder) is corrupted. To easily fix this error, follow the below steps in this tutorial.

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How to resolve Windows (8, 7 or Vista) update error: Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running when you check for updates.

Solution 1: Solve Windows Update cannot check for updates error using Microsoft Fix It utility Update: Unfortunately Microsoft has removed the FixIt utility. So, ignore this solution and continue to solution 2.
1. Download the Microsoft Fix It utility to your computer from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2730071.
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2. Run Microsoft Fix It tool and press Accept.
3. Select Detect problems and apply the fixes for me (Recommended) option.
4. Let the troubleshooter to fix Windows Update problems and press Next. *
* If the problem is fixed, close the troubleshooter and check for Windows updates again. Otherwise continue to Solution 2.

Solution 2: Solve Windows Update cannot check for updates error manually. Step 1: Stop Windows Update service. To do this:

a. Simultaneously press Windows key + R to open run command box.
b. Inside run command box, type: services.msc and press Enter.
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c. Search for Windows Update service, then right click on it and select Stop.
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d. Without closing the services window, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Delete or Rename Windows update temporary storage folder. To do this:
a. Open My Computer and navigate to C:Windowsfolder.
b. Delete (or Rename e.g. to SoftwareDistributionOLD) the SoftwareDistribution folder.

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Step 3: Start Windows Update service. a. Go to Windows services and Startthe Windows Update service.
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b. Try to update Windows again.

Solution 3: Install the KB3102810 Standalone Update.

Download and install the KB3102810 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810) security update. After installation restart your computer and check for updates. (Applied to: Windows 7 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.)
Restart your computer.
Stop Windows Update Service. (See Solution 2: Step 1)
Delete the Software Distribution Folder. (See Solution 2: Step 2)
Restart your computer and then check for updates. Leave your computer about an hour to find Updates.

Solution 4: Update the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. Install the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (Intel RST). *
Source: http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c02219204
* You can download the latest RSTS driver from your computer's manufacturer website or from the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) Download Center (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technolog y+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29)

Rise Company
16-05-2017, 00:49
Solution 1. Check your date and time settings.

Ensure that your computer's (or phone) date and time are correct. To do that: *

1. Open Windows Control Panel.

[*=center]In Windows 7 & Vista: Go to Start > Control Panel.

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[*=center]In Windows 10, 8 & 8.1:

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[*=center]Type control panel and press Enter.

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2. Change the View by: to Small icons.

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3. Double click to open Date and Time.
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4. Press Change date and time to specify the current date/time/year in your computer.
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5. When finished with date/time, press Change time zone and ensure that you have the proper time zone according to your location.

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5a. Set your current Time Zone and press OK.
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6. Then, at Internet Time tab, choose Change settings.
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7. Check the "Synchronize with an Internet time server" checkbox & then choose a Time Server from the list. (e.g. time.windows.com)

7a. Press Update Now.
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i. When the time is updated, press OK twice to close all open windows and check for Updates.

Other Solutions to fix the Windows Update 80072f8f Error. *

* Note: The following solutions are for Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista based computers only.

Solution 2: Modify Advanced Security Settings in Internet Explorer.

1. From Internet Explorer main menu, click: Tools and choose Internet Options.
2. Go to the Advanced tab.
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3. Under Security section, uncheck the following:

[*=center]Check for publishers certificate revocation.
[*=center]Check for server certificate revocation.

4. Click OK
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5. Restart Internet Explorer.
6. Try to Update your computer now.

Solution 3. Modify Firewall settings / Add exceptions.

If you use a firewall program, disable it until you install updates or add the following Windows Update websites to the exceptions list.


Rise Company
16-05-2017, 02:09
The error code is 8024402F.

After trying all the solutions provided by Microsoft and various forums and websites that claim to have the solution we are almost desperate. No work and our team seems unable to find Windows updates.

What happens is that our team is not able to find the server where to look for updates.
The solution is to change the DNS for each Microsoft to find that fate.
The DNS that we have to include:


Where change this:

Windows XP: Start / Settings / Control Panel / Network Connections
Right click on the connection, Properties.
Protocol TCP / IP

Windows 7: Start / Control Panel / Network and Internet / Network and Sharing center / Change Adapter settings / Local Area Connection (right click on the connection) resources
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IP v4)

After changing the DNS it is recommended Internet Explorer add these sites to "Trusted sites", as follows:

We open a new Internet Explorer window.
Internet Options / Security / Trusted Sites / Sites
Uncheck the "Require server verification (https)"
Add the following URL:

https: //*.update.microsoft.com

And that's it, close your browser and return to Start / Windows Update, and should work correctly.

Rise Company
16-05-2017, 02:10