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Windows Could Not Search For New Updates

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#1 PossumNZ


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

When starting Windows updates for my laptop I get the message: Windows Could not Search for New Updates. Error Code 80072F8F. Checking in help and support the message is: If you receive Windows Update error 80072f8f while checking for updates, your computer's date and time might not be the same as the date and time for the online Windows Update service. Your computer and the service don't need to have an identical date and time, but if they vary too much, it will prevent you from checking for updates.

Is problem has only just started in the 2 days. Anybody else having the same problem?


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#2 Jimbob85


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Is your date and time set correctly on your laptop? If your laptop is several years old you may need a new CMOS battery. The CMOS battery is how your computer keeps the date and time info after your computer is shut off.

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