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Error code “80072efe” in Windows®

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What are the causes of error code “80072efe” in Windows? How can we fis this error?

“80072efe” is an error message that might occur during the updating process of Windows. The cause of this error message can be corrupt registry entry. The error usually occurs when there is a connection interruption between your computer and Windows update server. The interruption can be caused due to some program which does not support the update. The issues that occur may make the system sluggish and it may freeze frequently. Sometimes, you may come across shut down and start up problems. On the other hand, there may be several installation errors. All of these result in error “80072efe” in Windows system. You can regain the normal functioning of system by fixing these issues.

Following are the ways to fix error “80072efe” in Windows:

  • Troubleshooting the error
  • Disabling programs
  • Things to be kept in mind

Troubleshooting the error

You can troubleshoot the error through Windows Update troubleshooter. You need to open ‘Search’ box of ‘Start’ menu. Then, you need to type ‘troubleshooter’ followed by clicking on ‘Troubleshooting’ option. Now under ‘System and Security’ option, you need to click on ‘Fix problems with Windows Update’ to fix the problem. In order to fix the error due to corrupted registry files, you need to repair the registry files using a RegCure software.

Disabling programs

Few programs running in your system may contain firewalls, web accelerators or antivirus programs which prevent the Windows Update Services of your system, from accessing the Internet. As a result, it ends up in error “80072efe”. In order to fix the issue, you need to suspend these programs while the update procedure is going on.

Things to be kept in mind

Before fixing the error, the main thing you need to keep in mind is to back up the files. Moreover, registry files play an important role in functioning of the system. So any kind of alteration or deletion of these files can result in system crash down. Hence, it is recommended to back up the files before performing any operation on them.

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