How To Resolve The Windows Error Code 80072efd While Updating Windows?

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Hi, I a few days ago I tried to update my windows with the new update, but as soon as I started to update it I got the error code Windows error code 80072efd. 

I tried all the solution available on their website, but none of them seems to work. Can anyone provide any help? Please reply ASAP.

            

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Answered By 0 points N/A #293873

How To Resolve The Windows Error Code 80072efd While Updating Windows?

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Hey,

This error Windows error code 80072efd occurs when we try to update windows defender or update windows. As you mentioned that the solution given on the windows support site did not work, you can try the following solution and see if it resolves your problem.

Go to the Start menu and from Programs select Accessories. Right-click on the Command Prompt and run it as administrator. Then type netsh win http reset proxy at the command prompt and press enter. Try the update again. It should work now.

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How To Resolve The Windows Error Code 80072efd While Updating Windows?

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When you run Windows Update and you receive error code “80072EFD”, it normally happens when the Windows Server is looking for updates on itself or another server on the network. Try checking the “WindowsUpdate” folder in the Windows registry. Click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to open an elevated command prompt.

In the command prompt window, type without quotes “regedit” then hit Enter. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to this location:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]

In this folder, look at the keys if they look something like this:

  • “WUServer”=http://srv_name:8530
  • “WUStatusServer”=http://srv_name:8530

If these two entries exist in that folder, backup the registry. To do this, click “File” then “Export”. Enter a name for the backup registry and click “Save”. Once the registry has been backed up, right-click the “WindowsUpdate” folder then select “Delete”. After this, close the Registry Editor window then go back to the command prompt and type without quotes “services.msc” then hit Enter.

This will restart the Windows Update service. Try updating Windows again and see if it works.

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