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Windows could not check for updates automatically. Error 80072EFE RRS feed

  • Question

  • My PC is on Windows 7. I have failed to troubleshoot the problem using the computer-build in device may be because I am not a computer expert because the messages I recieve does not ring a bell in me. What should I do? I shall be grateful if you explain what step to take, one at a time.

    Yoomanov

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:17 AM

Answers

  • Try this : https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/512a5183-ffab-40c5-8a68-021e32467565/windows-update-troubleshooter


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:56 AM
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  • Hi,

    I can imagine the inconvenience you are experiencing and will certainly help you in the right direction to fix the issue. However, I would appreciate if you could answer a few questions to narrow down the issue in order to provide you with better assistance.

    1.Did you make any significant changes prior to the issue?

    2.Are all the device drivers and Windows updates are updated?

    If you receive Windows Update error 80072EFE while checking for updates, it might be caused by a connection interruption between your computer and the Windows Update servers. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. You can also wait for Windows Update to run at its next scheduled time.

    In addition, we can also try the below mentioned methods and see if it works for you.

    First of all, we could try turning it on in safe mode and clean boot with networking first, then try restart the update.

    Windows updates and service packs may fail to install if there are corruption errors. For example, an update might not install if a system file is damaged. The DISM or System Update Readiness tool may help you to fix some Windows corruption errors.

    Then try fixing Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821

    To automatically reset Windows Update components, run the appropriate Windows Update diagnostic, and then follow the on-screen instruction.

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

    In addition, in order to see the cause of Windows 7 update failures, we can also look for error messages in the file CBS.log.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:51 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Try this : https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/512a5183-ffab-40c5-8a68-021e32467565/windows-update-troubleshooter


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    I can imagine the inconvenience you are experiencing and will certainly help you in the right direction to fix the issue. However, I would appreciate if you could answer a few questions to narrow down the issue in order to provide you with better assistance.

    1.Did you make any significant changes prior to the issue?

    2.Are all the device drivers and Windows updates are updated?

    If you receive Windows Update error 80072EFE while checking for updates, it might be caused by a connection interruption between your computer and the Windows Update servers. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. You can also wait for Windows Update to run at its next scheduled time.

    In addition, we can also try the below mentioned methods and see if it works for you.

    First of all, we could try turning it on in safe mode and clean boot with networking first, then try restart the update.

    Windows updates and service packs may fail to install if there are corruption errors. For example, an update might not install if a system file is damaged. The DISM or System Update Readiness tool may help you to fix some Windows corruption errors.

    Then try fixing Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821

    To automatically reset Windows Update components, run the appropriate Windows Update diagnostic, and then follow the on-screen instruction.

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

    In addition, in order to see the cause of Windows 7 update failures, we can also look for error messages in the file CBS.log.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:51 AM
    Moderator