FIX: Windows Update error 0x80072efd in Windows 10, 8.1
Sometimes, you can not use the Windows Update feature in Windows 10 or Windows 8 / 8.1 for the error codes 0x80072efd. In this tutorial, I will explain all the solutions on how to fix Update Error 0x80072efd.
Reasons and Solutions for this update errors
Most common reasons behind this error
- Poor Internet Connectivity
- Firewalls block incoming connections
- Some malicious applications like viruses or malware that interfere with Internet communications
- file system damage
- Damaged Registry Entries.
Method 1: Fix using the Advanced System Repair Tool
The most common reasons behind broken windows update failed or damaged system files like DLL, EXE file, file sys, etc. There are thousands of small systems existing files that certain work tasks. If one of the files will be renamed, deleted, or corrupted, you may get windows to update error 0x80072efd.
Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has an extensive database with 25 million files. It will find all the corrupted or deleted system files and reinstall them with a fresh one. Once optimizing the Advanced System Repair Tool, try to install Windows updates again.
Method 2: Reset Windows Internet Connectivity
It seems that this error occurs with poor Internet connectivity or blockage. You must reset Internet connectivity to fix this problem.
Step 1: Select the Command Prompt as an administrator.
Step 2: Type the following command and press Enter:
Proxy winhttp netsh reset
Step 3: Wait until the process is complete. Try to Update Again.
Method 3: Remove Viruses and Malware
This error indicates that there are some malicious programs installed on your PC that interfere with Internet Connectivity. These programs may be viruses, Trojans, Malware, and Spyware. You have to clean your PC using a good antivirus program. After Antivirus cleans your PC, Advanced System Repair Tool installs and repairs the virus’s damage. Antivirus virtually eliminates the virus but does not fix the damage caused by viruses.