Fix Update Error 0x80072efd – Windows 10/8 Update Fails

Sometimes, you are unable to use Windows Update features in Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1 because of Error code 0x80072efd. In this tutorial, I will explain all the solutions on how to fix Update Error 0x80072efd.

You may get the following error messages when you try to update windows

Windows Defender error code 0x80072efd
Windows Update error code 80072efd

Reason and Solution to this update error

Most common reasons behind this error

  1. Poor Internet Connectivity
  2. Firewall is blocking incoming connection
  3. Some malicious application like Viruses or Malware are interfering Internet Communication
  4. Damage system files
  5. Corrupted Registry Entries.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

The most of the common reason behind windows update failed is corrupted or damaged system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get windows update error 0x80072efd.

Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 million of files. It will find all the damaged or deleted system files and reinstall them with the fresh one. After, optimizing with Advanced System Repair Tool, try to install windows update again.

Method 2: Reset Windows Internet Connectivity

It seemed that this error occurs by poor or blockage internet connectivity. You need to reset Internet connectivity in order to fix this issue.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
Step 2: Type following command and press Enter:
Netsh winhttp reset proxy
Step 3: Wait until process complete. Try to Update Again.

Method 3: Disable Proxy Settings

If you are using Proxy to connect internet service then disable Proxy and try to connect directly to the internet. Here are the steps of disabling Proxy settings in your Windows 10/8.

Step 1: Open Run Window by pressing Windows Key + R

Step 2: Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.
inetcpl

Step 3: Go to Connection Tab and click on LAN Settings.
connection_tab

Step 4: Check the box Automatically Detect Settings and then uncheck the box under Proxy Server.
disable_proxy

Step 5: Click Apply and OK and exit. Now, try to Update Windows again.

Method 4: Remove Viruses and Malware

This error indicates that there are some malicious programs installed on your PC that is interfering with Internet Connectivity. These programs might be viruses, Trojans, Malware and Spyware. You must clean your PC using a good antivirus program. Once Antivirus cleaned up your PC; install Advanced System Repair Tool and repair damages done by viruses. An antivirus removes viruses effectively but it doesn’t repair damages caused by the virus.

Method 5: Restart Windows Update Service

In order to fix Windows Update Error, you can restart Windows Update Service. Here is the step by step guide to restarting Windows Update Service.
Step 1: Open Run Windows by pressing Windows Key + R.
Step 2: Type services.msc and Press Enter. It will open Services windows.
Run Dialog

Step 3: Search for Windows Update, Right click on it and select Restart.
Windows_Update_Restart

Step 4: Try to update again and hopefully you will not get Update Error 0x80072efd again.

Summary

In this article, I have tried to explain the solution to Windows 10 Update Error 0x80072efd. This error makes your PC unable to update to Microsoft Server. If you get any additional fix of this error then please share your knowledge in the comment section.

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