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This Windows Live Mail error occurs when you try to install the updates and receive the Windows Update Error 0x80072EF3 error on your computer screen, indicating that the update failed for some reason. In fact, the error comes to you because of registry problems or corrupted Windows system files. You cannot update Windows after the update error 0x80072EF3 occurred under Windows. This is really a very critical error problem.
Internet Explorer settings can cause connection problems.
This is because you have a proxy server that provides your users with Internet access (and the servers would not have a direct Internet connection). You can use the netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie command to import proxy settings from IE (if the proxy settings are not forced by GPO, you may need to configure your IE proxy settings before running this command – few administrators don’t want GPO applied to them).
How to fix the Windows 0x80072ef3 update error:
Check the SSL settings
Incorrect SSL settings in Internet Explorer may prevent e-mails from being sent or received.
i. Start Internet Explorer.
ii. On the Tools menu, click on Internet Options, then on the Advanced tab.
iii. In the Security section, make sure that the following checkboxes are correctly defined:
a. Clear the Check for server certificate revocation check box.
b. Select the Use SSL 2.0 check box.
c. Select the Use SSL 3.0 check box.
iv. Click OK to close the window.
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool
To run the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool, type msdt in the Start Search field and press Enter. After entering the master key, the tool is activated and you only have to follow the wizard.
You can also receive an incident number that you can enter in the tool to identify your data. The tool may ask you to download other diagnostic tools and answer some questions. Once the tool has completed its path, it records the results. You can then send the results to Microsoft.
Microsoft Support uses the information collected by Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) to analyze the problems you encounter on your computer and find the right solution. This information can also be used to automatically perform general troubleshooting tasks.
Repair your Office application
This error code 0x80072ef3 is fixed when the Office repair tool replaces all corrupted system files in your system. You can therefore perform the following steps to execute the repair tool to correct this error.
- Open the control panel with Start.
- Click on Programs, then select Programs and Features.
- Click on the Office product you want to repair.
- Click on Edit.
- Select Quick Repair and click Repair. If the quick repair has not resolved error code 0x80072ef3, select Online repair and click Repair.
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