Windows Update Error 80073712 - by J Meyer

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ID 425638 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/20/2009 3:15:01 PM
Access Restriction Public


This error makes Windows Update unable to install certain updates. Specifically, KB958690 (a security update) will not install because this error. Through forums (MS and others), then only proven solution is a rollback or a reinstall of the OS.
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/24/2009 at 3:34 AM
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