I've been having problems using the Windows Update feature to get the latest updates for my OS. This has been happening for quite some time, but I've finally decided to do something about it.
Every time I pull up the Windows Update window, it will try to download an update for a solid five minutes, only to give an error message. The code given is 80072EFE. I have looked elsewhere and found that this might be because of a firewall problem, but I have deactivated all firewalls and still get nothing. I also followed the instructions that were given in this thread (post second from the top, regarding deleting the catroot2 folder). This ended up giving me a different error message, the code being 80240016. Upon restarting my computer, the error has gone back to 80072EFE.
I'm kind of lost as to what to do, so I'm looking for some guidance. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: I'm not sure if this is related, but I just got a similar error when booting up Spyware Doctor. It said: "Update Failed. Error downloading the list of updates. Please try again later." I'm assuming this is related as it needed to access it's database online to download updates. Just thought I'd mention that.
Edited by NickJewell, 06 April 2010 - 05:27 PM.