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EagleWing

Windows update error 80072EE2

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I just installed a clean version of Windows 7 Ultimate and when I attempt to use windows update I keep getting the error 80072EE2. Does anyone know how to deal with this &*^%$)* error? I searched the Net and all I get is one BS AD page after another suggesting I use some sort of REG fix it program, each claiming to be the best. I think they are all basically the same.Any help will be appreciated.

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C:\Users\User>err 80072EE2
# as an HRESULT: Severity: FAILURE (1), Facility: 0x7, Code 0x2ee2
# for hex 0x2ee2 / decimal 12002 :
ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT inetmsg.h
ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT wininet.h
# 2 matches found for "80072EE2"

According to the error code, it's somewhat obvious what the failure is, but not why. You might want to take a look at a network trace, perhaps, to see why there's a timeout to Microsoft's servers.

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You might try uninstalling the NIC and it's drivers and rebooting and letting Window 7 re-discover the NIC. I've seen this mentioned on a number of boards.

Some have temporarily disabled Microsoft Security Essentials and then re-enabled in addition to the above.

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