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Error Message 80072EF3 when trying to check for updates?

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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Try this
    1. delete all Groups from the user
    2. add home user again
    3. rebooting PC

    See if this helps
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    how do I do that?
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    You have a local account, not an administrator account.
    In the user accounts overview go to 'Manage another account'.
    From there, remove your account.

    I'm not certain sure, because its a long time ago that I've done this, but if I'm correct you should be able to add an administrator account imediately after removing your local account.
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  5. #15


    I don't think I am able to get rid of my accounts status as a local account, I just tried?
    unless Im not doing it right?
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    What did you do exactly?
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  7. #17


    well I went into manage account, and I couldn't get rid of it, or change the type
    so I made another account to see if I could change the type of the account, but
    I could only change it from administrator, to standard. still a "local account" either
    way????
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    I don't think the new created account will be a local account.
    Give it a shot.
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  10. #20


    I got to do the admin scan, it is running now
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