If you find Error Code 0X80072EFE, here are the 4 methods by which you can resolve the error.

Method 1: Set Correct Date and Time In the PC

As you encounter error code 0X80072EFE, the initial this that you should check and correct is the date and time of you PC. If you find it incorrect then change it by the following steps given below:

Step1: As you sign in in your computer, make sure that you logged in as an Administrator

Step2: On the extreme right where there is a clock, click on the icon of date and time icon to change the setting of date and time.

Step 3: As you click on the icon, an applet will appear and, in the applet, change date and time.

Step 4: Now change the date and time. once changes done, click on OK. For more details you can refer the below image.


It has been seen that in most of the case the error code 0x80072EFE occurs due the Anti-virus or Firewall program. So, if this you are facing the error due the same instance then. the simplest solution for the issue is to disable your antivirus for a minimal time, by this you can check that the error occurs due to the same issue or it is because of some other cause. Now to disable the antivirus from your system you can follow the simple steps given below:

Step 1: From the start menu, search for the Control Panel.

Step 2: In the Control Panel Select for the System and Security, and then click on the Windows Firewall.

Step 3: If there are any private network firewalls, Turn OFF it.

Step 4: Once the procedure is done, reboot your system, that can help you to apply all the changes that you have made.

Step 5: As the system starts, Run the window update to see that the error persists or not.

Method 3: Clear the Windows Store Cache

There might be a case that window store might be preventing windows update. It may happen that the cache prevents the update tool to get the new content. Below are the steps y which you can clear the Window Store Cache.

Step 1: Press Windows and R key together to open the run dialog box.

Step 2: Once open Type ‘wsreset.xe’ and then click on OK

Just by applying the two simple steps you can clear the caches stored in the windows. Even this will help you to resolve the issue.

Method 4: Uncheck Proxy Option

By unchecking the Proxy option can also help you to overcome with the error code 0X80072EFE and it can be done by:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key together and then search for ‘intecpl.cpl’ and enter. This will open the Internet properties.

Step 2: In the Internet properties, go to Connection tab, there select the LAN settings.

Step 3: Noe uncheck the Proxy Server for LAN and make sure that ‘Automatically Detect Setting’ is being checked.

Step 4: Once the changes are done click Ok and Apply. To view changes, Reboot your PC. For more details you can refer the screenshot given below.

For such easy and quick solution, you can chat with our Microsoft Certified Experts.


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