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Automatic updates from microsoft are not being allowed to happen cant seem to fix this have tried myself and even though i tick boxes to allow updates still not getting through i have windows xp home edition maxdata

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I think You should turn off your fire wall and then chek auto updates for

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Every time I start my laptop, the page stalls on configuring at 0% and takes approximately 5 minutes before it will say "failure to configure updates, reverting changes." I haven't been able...

A failure in updating could happen when you suddenly get disconnected or downloaded corrupted data which happens a lot. And it seems that there is no local check to ensure that the file is actually complete. It just attempts to install the downloaded material even if its not complete. The stupid thing is that even though you try to update again, it just checks the cache, see that its there and won't bother redownloading the files.

Therefore when you face such a scenario, you could take these steps to solve your problems:
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  4. Type "rd /s SoftwareDistribution"
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and hasn't updated in almost a year... I keep getting: Windows Update error 80072efd. I tried the fixes recommended by Microsoft, but cannot fix my computer. Any fixes?

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Downloading and Installing Sygate Personal Firewall Sygate Personal Firewall may be obtained from:
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Installing the product is like installing many Windows Programs. Click the "Setup" button, and then simply follow the instructions!
If it asks you to restart, you must do so, otherwise you are not yet protected.
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If you tick the box, Sygate will build its rule which allows/denys this application to access every time in the future. If you just tick Yes or No, it will only apply this time, and the next time it will ask again.
What happens if you tick the box and then click NO by mistake, but you really meant yes?
What happens if you ticked the box and clicked YES but you didn't mean to?
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You can get to windows update by click on your start button then on Windows Update Icon.

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  2. When it has downloaded, unzip it to a folder, and run the program.
  3. You will see a Window appear with lots of tick boxes.  Look for the section called WU/WUAU, which stands for "Windows Update/Windows Update: Automatic Update".
  4. Tick all the boxes in that section, and also the button called "Flush Software Distribution".
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