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Windows Update Error 80072EFE – Cryptographic Service Error

June 7, 2017 Martin Reference Admin MS Windows

Error message 0x80072EFE when trying to installing update from the Windows Update website. This issue may be caused by hardware and / or software firewalls or proxy server or Windows category files are corrupted. To resolve the issue: Step 1: Check background programs. ======================= Disable firewalls or other Internet browser programs that can affect the […]

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Solved: Windows Update 80072EE2 Error

April 12, 2017 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Go to Start In the Run box type regedit and hit enter In the registry editor, browse to the folder in the left hand panel to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate folder and delete the keys in the right hand pane called WUServer and WUStatusServer In the Run box type services.exe and hit enter Find the ‘Windows Update‘ service at the bottom […]

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Windows Update 0x80070005 errors

May 16, 2013 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Windows Indexing Service http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/35393366/failed-windows-update–w.aspx The last post mentions using ProcessExplorer to determine that cidaemon.exe (the Indexing Service) was locking the update.url file. Stop the Indexing Service via Services and Windows Update ran successfully.

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Run Once Registry Keys

February 5, 2013 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

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Clearing Windows Update Cache Upon Update Failure

December 13, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Open Command Prompt by Start -> Run and type “cmd“ On the Command Prompt, type “net stop wuauserv“. Still on the Command Prompt, type “cd /d %windir%” or “cd\windows“ Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution“ Restart the windows automatic update service again. Type “net start wuauserv“ Or go to this link: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=971058

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New Windows 8 (and Windows RT) Keyboard Shortcuts

November 6, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Navigating Windows 8 is a new and somewhat confusing experience, especially for someone who has had only basic experience with operating systems in general. Not everyone will find hot corners and touch gestures appealing. There is still a lot to be said about utilizing clever keyboard shortcuts to make otherwise complex tasks simple. In this […]

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How to Run Programs as Administrator in Windows 8

November 5, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

The Start screen makes launching Windows programs a very different experience. Where we would once navigate through a list and have immediate access to a variety of tools and launch options with a right-click, the experience has changed significantly. That doesn’t mean these advanced options aren’t available to you. They’ve just been moved. Let me […]

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How to Change App Settings in Windows 8

November 1, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

We pretty much all know how to change options and preferences within a traditional Windows program. Just head to the menu at the top of the screen and hit File, then Preferences or something like that. Windows 8 apps are completely different. There is no big menu at the top of the screen, and not […]

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Unable to Activate Windows 8 Enterprise RTM

October 5, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Error Code: 0x8007007B, The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. Solution: Using the key provided to you, you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt – if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as […]

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The system cannot log you on due to the following error: The RPC server is unavailable.

September 21, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

MS KB 555839 Ensure that the following services are running: TCP/IP NetBios service & Remote Registry service Ensure that the DNS and time zone settings are correct.

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