This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 80072EFD if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updates were not installed. Failed: 76 updates
– Windows Defender error code 0x80072efd
Error(s) found: Code 80072EFD Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 80072EFD Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError5703.log
Source: Device
Event ID: 1954
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: User
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 2.8.4812.74391, time stamp: 0×85661230
  • Faulting module name: Windows  update.dll, version: 1.8.2387.02288
  • Exception code: 0xa05c209e
  • Fault offset: 0xe05f493a
  • Faulting process ID: 0×457
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800g9d97070705
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: d5d51e91-7828-47d5-4926-5524aac7f694
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80072efd
  • 80072EFD
  • WindowsUpdate_80072EFDe
  • 80072EFDe
  • 0x80072EFD
  • fehler code 80072EFD, foutcode 80072EFD, fejlkode 80072EFD, code d’erreur 80072EFD, codice di errore 80072EFD, feil kode 80072EFD, cod de eroare 80072EFD, código de error 80072EFD

Cause of 80072EFD Windows Update Error Code

  • Incompatible Internet proxy configuration
  • System Level Conflict

Steps to resolve Windows Error Code 80072EFD

Step 1: Check System Integrity

1. In Start Searchbox type “cmd” (without quotes)
2. Click on CMD
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “os” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

Step 2: Disable Windows Firewall Temporarily

1. In Start Search box type “Firewall.cpl” (without quotes)
Open Windows Firewall2. Click on Windows Firewall.
3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 80072EFD should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

You can chat one-on-one with one of our Microsoft Certified Support Representative 24/7 by clicking on the Chat button.

Rate this Solution
Did this article help you?
62   2      
Last Updated: 08/02/2016
Solution ID: 955837

  • Windows Update Error 80070004-4000d | How to fix Steps
  • Error Code 0x803f7000 in Windows 10/8/7 – How To Fix Steps
  • The Application Was Unable To Start Correctly 0xc0000018. Click Ok To Close The Application in Windows 10/8/7
  • Windows Update Error 80072f78 | How to fix Steps
  • Windows Update Error 800703f1 | How to fix Steps
  • Windows Update Error 8ddd0018 | How to fix Steps
  • Windows Update Error 80200010 | How to fix Steps
  • Windows Update Error c0000006 | How to fix Steps
  • 0xc000012f Windows Update Error – How to Fix It
  • Windows Update Error c1900101-3000d | How to fix Steps

    April 13th, 2016

    Posted In: Microsoft Windows

    LiveZilla Live Chat Software