Windows 2000 will not update

  Madrat 16:00 PM 20 Jun 12

Have just re installed windows 2000 on an old pc but updates will not work. Error 0x80072F8F Time and date are in error. They are not. and I have tried the other fixes suggested by microsoft and other sites but still the same error. Its got IE6 installed

  Woolwell 16:04 PM 20 Jun 12

Wonder if this because the extended support had ended for Windows 2000.

  Madrat 16:26 PM 20 Jun 12

didn't have a problem last year

  birdface 16:44 PM 20 Jun 12

Did you check the time and date in the Bios as well.

Check Services and make sure Windows updates is set to automatic and running.

  lotvic 18:59 PM 20 Jun 12

You can download the W2000 SP4 exe from it's 129.2 MB big. (Probably best to burn to CD in case needed again in future) also see

  Madrat 20:05 PM 20 Jun 12

thanks, will give it a go, going to try xp on it first but don't hold out much hope it's only a celleron 700.

  Zeppelyn 00:13 AM 21 Jun 12

Buteman has already given you the answer, incorrect BIOS time and date is almost always the answer to this problem. Download SP4 plus from memory there was also an SP4 roll up as well.

If you install XP without correcting BIOS then same problem again.

  Madrat 20:32 PM 21 Jun 12

BIOS time and date are correct.

XP is working perfectly if a little slowly.

Have tried 2000 again on a separate HDD and still get the same problem, I'm a bit mystified to be honest.


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