How to Fix the 80072EE2 Error Code on Windows 10?

By | April 22, 2020

Despite being an efficient OS, numerous errors can occur on the Windows system. The OS is especially prone to more errors during the system update. At that time, it can encounter error codes like 0x80072EE2. There are several ways to fix it, and we will show to the easiest ones. So, here are the steps to fix the issue.

Disable Firewall

In case you intend to disable the firewall, then you can opt to follow the below-mentioned guidelines.

Go to the Start button and click on the Control Panel on your system.
After that, input ‘Firewall’ into the Control Panel’s search section.
You should select the Windows Firewall option.
Navigate to the ‘Turn Windows Firewall On or off’ option and click on it.
Then input the administrator account password in the shown pop-up on your screen.
Go to the ‘Public network settings’ and tick the ‘Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)’ entry.
Now, click on the OK button to apply the changes.
Launch Windows Update Troubleshooter

If the users are trying to launch the Windows Update Troubleshooter on Windows 10, then they should carefully apply the given steps.

Navigate to the Settings and launch it on your system.
After that, go to the Update and Security option.
You should click on the Troubleshooter option in the left-hand side panel.
Go to the Windows Update and select Run the troubleshooter option.
Whitelist Windows Update Servers

In case you intend to whitelist Windows update servers, then you can opt to follow the below-mentioned guidelines.

Go to the Start and launch it and input ‘internet options’ into the search section.
You should click on the ‘Internet Options’ and go to the Security section.
After that, select the ‘Trusted Sites’ option.
Then click on the Sites option.
Navigate to the shown Trusted sites section, untick the box of ‘Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone’ at the bottom of the screen option.
Reach the ‘Add this website to the zone’ section and input ‘http://update.microsoft.com’ and ‘http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com’ addresses.
You should click on the Add option once you enter each one of them.
Now, select the OK button to apply the changes.
Reset Windows 10 Update Components

If the users are trying to reset Windows 10 update components, then they should carefully apply the given steps.

Go to the Start option and input ‘cmd’ into the search section on your system.
Reach the Command Prompt and right-click on it then select the ‘Run as administrator’ option.
Navigate to the Command Prompt and input this software then select the Enter button after each one of them:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
After executing these commands, input the pursuing ones to change the name of the folder ‘SoftwareDistribution.’
You should click on the Enter button after each one of them:
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
Input the pursuing commands to reboot the ‘Update Components’ that you turned off in the second instruction.
Make sure to press the Enter button once input each one of them:
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Later, shut the Command Prompt.
Now, reboot the system.

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