Learn To Solve Windows Could Not Search For New Updates Error Code 80072f8f Issue.

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Every time I try to update my Windows 7 (32 bit), it generates a problem windows could not search for new updates error code 80072f8f. How can I remove this error? The screenshot of the error is as below.

I have no clue how to resolve this error as I am a non-IT person.

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Learn To Solve Windows Could Not Search For New Updates Error Code 80072f8f Issue.

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Follow these steps to fix this issue:

  • First, open the troubleshooter while performing Windows Update.
  • After troubleshooting, reset the Windows Update Components.
  • Perform this action very carefully since it will modify the registry.
  • You can also create a backup on the registry.

Now, try to update your Windows.

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Learn To Solve Windows Could Not Search For New Updates Error Code 80072f8f Issue.

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When checking for new Windows Updates, you may receive error code “80072F8F” if the date and time settings are incorrect or the time zone is incorrect. When you synchronize the clock on your computer with an internet Time Server, your computer’s clock is automatically updated with that of the Time Server. This ensures the clock or time on your computer is accurate.

To fix the problem, first, check your date and time settings. Click “Start,” “Control Panel,” “Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options” then “Date and Time.” In “Date and Time” screen, under “Date and Time” tab, click “Change date and time” then set the correct date and time. After this, click “Change time zone” then set your correct time zone.

When you are finished, go to “Internet Time” tab then click “Change settings.” On the next screen, check “Synchronize with an Internet time server” then select a Time Server from the dropdown list. By default, the Time Server is set to:

time.windows.com

Next, click “Update now” then wait until the synchronization is complete and then click “OK.” In case an error appears saying “The peer’s stratum is less than the host’s stratum,” try setting the Time Server to “time.nist.gov” then click “Update now” again. After this, try Windows Update again and see if it works. In Windows 7, you can select among the following:

  • time.windows.com
  • time.nist.gov
  • time-nw.nist.gov
  • time-a.nist.gov
  • time-b.nist.gov

In Windows XP, there are only two options available:

  • time.nist.gov
  • time.windows.com

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