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METHOD 1: SET CORRECT DATE AND TIME IN THE PC

The first thing you should check when you encounter error code 0x80072efe is that your time and date is correct or not. In the event that they are not, you can change them by doing the following:

  • Make sure that you are logged into your computer as an administrator.
  • Click on the Time & Date Icon in the bottom left-hand corner, then click on Change date and time settings.
  • A Date and Time applet should appear, from here click on Change date and time.
  • This will load up the Date & Time settings applet; from here you can now change the date and time, once done, click on OK, as shown in above image

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METHOD 2: TEMPORARILY DISABLE ANTIVIRUS AND FIREWALL WHICH YOU HAVE INSTALLED

In most of the cases, the Anti-virus or Firewall program can trigger Windows Update Error Code 0x80072efe & so as to verify this is not the instance here, you should disable your antivirus for a minimal time so that you can check if the error still shows up when the anti-virus is off.

  • In the Start menu, choose the option to open the Control Panel.
  • Select the option for System &  Security, looking for and clicking on Windows Firewall.

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  • Turn off any private network firewalls.
  • Reboot your computer to apply the changes that you have made.
  • Re-attempt to run your Windows Update.

METHOD 3: CLEAR THE WINDOWS STORE CACHE

It may happen that caches in your windows store which might be preventing windows update tool to get the new content. Do the following to clear the cache of windows store:

  1. Press windows key and R key together to open run dialog box.
  2. Type wsreset.exe and Click OK

Just doing this will clear the caches stored in windows store. By doing this will resolve this issue as well.

METHOD 4: UNCHECK PROXY OPTION

  • Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter to open Internet Properties.
  • Next, Go to Connections tab & select LAN settings.
  • Uncheck Proxy Server for your LAN and make sure “Automatically detect settings” is checked, as shown in the below image:
  • Click Ok then Apply and reboot your PC.

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