I'm using XP SP 3. For the past several months, IE updates don't work & I get error message #0x80072F2F8F:
"This error may occur if the date and time on your computer varies too much from the valid date and time of the SSL certificates used by the Windows Update site. This causes the scan process to fail. Please verify that your computers date and time are accurate."
The time in the Windows taskbar is the same as my cell phone so I tried synchronizing the time with an "internet time" option - time.nist.gov. It didn't help.
I've tried the 3 "resolutions" which the error message suggests:
#1. Register the following files
In the Run box, type regsvr32 Softpub.dll.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the following files: Wintrust.dll, Initpki.dll, Mssip32.dll.
#2. Check your date and time settings
Click Control Panel.
Double-click the Date/Time icon.
Set the date and time to the correct values if necessary.
3. Unselect Check for Server Certificate Revocation
Start Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the Advance tab.
Browse down to the Security section.
unselect Check for server certificate revocation and click Ok
After this please reboot system.
The following anti-malware programs haven't found any problems: Nod32 AV, Outpost Firewall, Trojanhunter, & Spybot.
I've been getting updates from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/results.aspx?freetext=security+update&displaylang=en&stype=s_basic
but I can miss updates that way & I don't always know when MS has released new updates.
If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.