Windows Update website not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by Butters, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Butters


    Oct 9, 2012
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    For the past few months, I have been unable to access the Windows Update website ( on any of my Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 machines. Whenever I try, I always seem to get Error number: 0x80072EFF. I have read that this could be caused by a malware infection, however I highly doubt this is the case since this will happen even on a brand new, clean install. Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
    Butters, Oct 8, 2016
  2. Butters


    Dec 10, 2012
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    below from HERE

    Renaming folders and Registering DLL’s Pertaining to Windows Update.

    a) Please copy and paste the following text into a new Notepad document, and save the file as Windows reset.BAT. (If saved correctly the icon will change from a Notepad file to BAT file which has two blue cogs as its icon).

    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net stop cryptsvc
    ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old1
    ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old1
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msxml.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
    regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
    regsvr32 wups.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
    regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
    regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
    regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s
    regsvr32 initpki.dll /s
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s
    regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s
    regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
    regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /s
    regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /s
    regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
    regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll /s
    regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /s
    regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
    regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
    regsvr32 Browseui.dll /s
    regsvr32 shell32.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
    regsvr32 wups.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
    regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
    regsvr32 atl.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
    net start wuauserv
    net start bits
    net start cryptsvc

    b) Right click on the file Windows reset.BAT and select Run as Administrator.

    c) Restart the computer once it is done.


    I did this, even though I had no problem accessing microsoft update, so the .bat file is not an evil one, :)


    above is my onedrive, and in the folder public files there is the file, Windows update agent which is the latest, if you were to get to the update site it should ask you if you want to update to microsoft updates versus windows update and the update agent will then be downloaded and it will ask you to install before it can check for other updates.

    let me know if it works or if we need to find another solution.

    a brand new install can still get infected if you used an infected usb drive.

    I always install an antivirus before going online.
    Elizabeth23, Oct 9, 2016
  3. Butters

    red Guest

    win update is no longer in use but the ms catalog is still there but wont be for long best to download all you need in case of a new install major geeks have an update disk have not tried it though also internet archive have a few complete disks all free to download
    long live xp :)
    red, Jul 6, 2021
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  4. Butters


    Jun 11, 2019
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    Glad there are places online to get fully updated windows xp and xp 64 bit isos as it makes it mush easier to install and begin to use it. So when is the ms catalog going away?
    cartpusher54, Jul 19, 2021
  5. Butters

    red Guest

    knowing ms they will just end it without letting anyone know as there is no longer any need for them to list xp patches
    red, Jul 19, 2021
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  6. Butters


    Dec 31, 2017
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    Would you know the links to any of these. I like to download and keep some of them for future use.
    Janice, Jul 19, 2021
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    red Guest

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    red, Jul 20, 2021
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