Trying to fix error 12175 - how to enable windows update on W7 x64?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mitty2005, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

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    Hello friends.
    One of software I am using started giving me error 12175. I googled it down to issue with TLS 1.2 Apparently windows had an update that has that issue solved but my windows updates are not working. When I try to check for update I get "unknown error 80072EFD".
    Is there any way to download and manually install updates for Windows 7?
    I know windows 7 is no longer supported by MS but my understanding was that it was some sort of patch to fix the issue 12175 and TLS 1.2?
    I am in dark waters here. If anybody knows the best way to attack this issue please chime in.

    Cheers and happy holidays!
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #2 abbodi1406, Dec 27, 2020
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2020
    Windows 7 SP1 already have TLS 1.2, but not enabled globally
    and Windows Update should work out of the box

    or you can install KB4474419 + KB4490628 + KB3138612
     
  3. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

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    Thank you kindly, sir!