I CAN'T UPDATE WINDOWS VISTA! Error Code 80072efe

OldLinuxDistros

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I Need Help (Is Connected To The Internet) But I Upgraded From Win XP Media Center Edition To Windows Vista But I'm Not Happy (I Will Ban Replies That Don't Fix This)
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista

wither 3

Vista Guru
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How did you install Vista? I think you're getting that message because Vista updates are no longer available from Microsoft on the internet. You would want/need a Vista ISO that contains all the updates through EOL. I have a 64 Bit ISO from S1W2 but, of course, that wouldn't work in your case. This thread should give you everything you need- 80072EFE on fresh install of Windows Vista
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

lmacri

Vista Pro
... I Upgraded From Win XP Media Center Edition To Windows Vista ...

Hi OldLinuxDistros:

Do you have a valid Vista product key that you can use to activate your Vista installation? There is no free upgrade from Win XP to Vista.

My 04-Aug-2022 post # 2 in BOB-101's Windows Vista Activation 2022? includes hints about how to activate a new Vista installation using the slui2.exe phone activation method and how the Dism++ utility can be used to install missing security updates. As far as I know Dism++ can still used to patch Vista SP2 back to end of support (11-Apr-2017). SIW2 posted instructions for using Dism++ on 02-Dec-2021 in Vista ISO Download.

See <here> if you require download links for the standalone .exe installers for Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1, a pre-requisite for SP2) and/or Service Pack 2 (SP2). Service Pack 2 (released May 2009) should be installed manually before you run Dism++.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    32-bit Vista SP2 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6835ca
    CPU
    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
    Motherboard
    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
    Memory
    3 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
    Other Info
    Malwarebytes Premium v3.5.1-1.0.365 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0
  • Operating System
    64-bit Win 10 Pro v21H2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 5584
    CPU
    Intel i5-8265U @1.60/1.80 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 07R8NW A00
    Memory
    8 GB RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256 GB KBG40ZNS256G NVMe SSD
    Other Info
    Microsoft Defender * Malwarebytes Premium * Firefox
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