Error 0x80072F89 when using Windows Update under Windows 98

We had to install a fresh copy of Windows 98 onto a laptop today and like good IT Professionals, the first thing we did post-install was visit Windows Update to get the “latest” patches for the machine.

Unfortunately, Windows Update kept failing with Error “0x80072F89” – refusing to scan for the latest patches.

The fix? We installed Internet Explorer v6 SP1, rebooted, and Windows Update worked just fine.








Yes – although we really did genuinely come across this error today, Tubblog has neither gone technical or retro technical – I just thought I’d post this to see how quickly my man “angry” Andy Parkes responds to it!

Have a great weekend Andy, and everyone else! 😉


3 Responses to “Error 0x80072F89 when using Windows Update under Windows 98”

  1. 1 Paul February 28, 2009 at 10:20 am

    <checks year> 98?! – Dadger

  2. 2 Andy February 28, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I saw it on my mobile earlier but only just had the chance to respond……Though the fact your talking about Windows 98 says enough :-pHope the hangover has cleared up!

  3. 3 Richard February 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I knew it would get your attention Andy! :-)Dadger, Windows \’98 is the successor to the O/S your clients use – Windows \’95. You should really talk to them about upgrading.

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