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When checking for updates i receive error code 80072EE2

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    When checking for updates i receive error code 80072EE2


    Hi guys whenever i try checking for updates i receive the error code 80072ee2. Initially i had been receiving the update kb2976978 and another one, but everytime i tried installing them i received the same above error. I tried dism, the windows fixit tool, restarting windows update services and clearing the software distribution folder until finally i came to this situation:
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    where i had 'never' checked for updates. So i click check for updates on the left hand side and i receive this error:
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    I was thinking that since the error 80072ee2 referenced a timeout in connection, and i had full internet connection, that maybe the microsoft servers were overloaded. However other computers on my network have succesfully made the transition to windows 10 without their updates failing. I was hoping someone could help me out. Thanks a bunch.

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    Posts : 20
    Window 8.1


    Also whenever i run dism i get this error:
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

When checking for updates i receive error code 80072EE2
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