My laptop hasn’t updated windows update or Microsoft security esentioals since 04/9/2012 at 08:08 When I try to do manual update I get error 80072f8f. I was told to make sure time, date and zone are all correct but it still not work and internet time will not synchronize either. I have windows vista on a hp pavilion dv6 32bit.
asked Oct 23 '12 at 09:15
Don't do a format just yet,
Iv'e seen the exact same problem 3 times on Vista machines and it was always to do with the date being set incorrectly.
Try resetting the time and date from within the bios.
If that doesn't work there are a couple of other things to try, let me know what happens.
answered Oct 24 '12 at 05:43
Sounds like you got a virus so nasty it might have disabled your anti-virus software. OUCH!
I'd do a clean reformat. And install Windows 7 or Windows XP. Vista is horrible.
answered Oct 24 '12 at 03:19