Windows 7 Update error 80072efe

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Windows 7 Update error 80072efe

Meaning of error 80072efe

Error 80072efe is a Windows Update error , it occurs in Windows 7 ,when Windows Update services fails to install or look for new updates in your system.

Causes of error 80072efe

Various causes for this error can be

  • Weak internet connectivity.
  • Malware/virus infections.
  • Corrupted system files.
  • Incorrect system date and time setting.
  • firewall settings blocking communication,
  • proxy server configuration problems
  • Conflict with third-party software.

Ways to fix this error are:

Method 1: Update KB3138612

  1. Visit the official site of Microsoft Update Catalog at https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx, you will see the page as shown below
Windows Update Catalog

2. Here, on Search box enter ‘KB3138612’ and then download the appropriate version for your PC/laptop

error 80072efe

3. After download is completed, install this update by following the instructions displayed to you on your PC/Laptop.

4. After successfully installing this update, restart your PC/laptop.

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Method 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Open Control Panel in your PC/Laptop.
7 Update error 80072efe
7 Update error 80072efe

2. Then open Troubleshooting, in Troubleshooting options, select Fix problems with Windows Update.

Windows 7 Update error 80072efe

3. Then open Troubleshooting, in Troubleshooting options, select Fix problems with Windows Update.

4. Select Next to troubleshoot Windows update related problems.

Troubleshoot Windows update

5. After troubleshooting is completed, close the troubleshooter and restart your system.

Close the Troubleshoter

6. After restarting your system, check for updates.

Method 3. Run the System Update Readiness tool

  • Visit the official site of Microsoft Update Catalog at https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx ,you will see the page as shown below
Windows Update Catalog
  • From here, Download System Update Readiness tool as your version of Windows 7
Windows 7 Update error 80072efe
  • After download is completed, install this in your system by following the instructions displayed to you on your PC/Laptop
  • After the installation is done, restart your PC/laptop and try searching for updates

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