This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 80072F8F or 0x80072F8F  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: 28 updates
Error(s) found: Code 80072F8F Windows update encountered an unknown error.
– Can’t check for updates automatically.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 80072F8F Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError8180.log
Source: Service Control manager
Event ID: 9711
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: User
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 6.8.7327.86774, time stamp: 0×88102536
  • Faulting module name: Windows  update.dll, version: 3.2.9995.42876
  • Exception code: 0xe06f067e
  • Fault offset: 0xc07c554f
  • Faulting process ID: 0×746
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800c7b09064444
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: e7a26e47-5224-54e1-8887-1397eac2g773
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80072f8f
  • 80072F8F
  • WindowsUpdate_80072F8Fe
  • 80072F8Fe
  • 0x80072F8F
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Cause of 80072F8F Windows Update Error Code

  • Port Blocked
  • Temp store location contains active threat

How to Resolve Windows Error Code 80072F8F

Step 1: Check for corrupt system files
1. Hold Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Type CMD and Click OK.
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 “system” 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: Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall Setting

1. In Start Search box type Windows Firewall
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 code 80072F8F 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.

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Last Updated: 04/02/2016
Solution ID: 842071

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