How To Fix The Windows Update Error 80072EE2

Windows update system is one of the most essential services in the Windows OS lineup. It provides all necessary updates to users on the basis of their Windows OS version. It also helps them to get the new patch updates which help to remove the bugs and errors from the system. But sometimes errors and bugs crop up through the update itself. In the case of Windows 10, this is the main reason for the user’s disappointment.  Even though it is a nearly perfect OS many users are still waiting for its stable and less erroneous version. In this article, we are going to talk about the Windows update error 80072EE2. It usually appears during the time of updates and trouble users a lot. It is not a very common issue but contains easy solutions which can be performed even by a non-tech savvy person.

What Causes Windows Update Error 80072EE2?

This rare error usually occurs due to the system file corruption or if your update gets stuck. In both situations, it is a disturbing error and we need to solve it as fast as possible.

The Methods To Solve Windows Update Error 80072EE2

Before performing any manual tweaking, you should check the internet connection at first. It is because the most common reason for this error is the internet connectivity issue. If your internet is working fine but your system is still showing you the Windows update error 80072EE2 then to solve it follow the methods mentioned below.

1.  Edit the Registry Key

Registry Key contains all the important data regarding the user’s system and tampering with it in the wrong way can affect the system very badly. Therefore be careful while you are working with the Windows Registry Key.

But still, with all this risk, we are working on it because it is a simple and very efficient way to fix this error.

Therefore to work on it at first open the Run box by holding ” Windows key + R” simultaneously. On the Run box, you need to type “services.msc” and click the OK option. On the Service page, you need to find the Windows Update and then right-click on it. That will open a pop-up menu in which you need to click on the Stop option. This will stop the Windows Update service.

Now open the Run box again and type ” C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ on it. Then click the OK option. Now you need to delete all the content from that folder. After that, you need to return to the Service page and try to find the Windows update service once more and right-click on it.

This will again launch the pop-up menu where you need to click on the Start option. This will restart the Windows Update again.

Now you need to open the Run box once more. At this time you need to type  “regedit” on it and then hit the Enter key. That will take you to the Registry Editor page. There you need to follow this path


Once you reach there you will see the WUServer and WUStatusServer keys there. Right-click on them and select the  Delete option from the pop-up menu. Now close all those pages and make sure that the Windows Update service is still running. At last, go to the Windows update and resume the process without any error.

2. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

The troubleshooter is one of the easiest options to fix any error. Therefore we are going to try to fix this Windows Update with the help of Troubleshooter.

To start this process open the Start menu by pressing “Windows Key + S” Then type Troubleshooter on the dialogue box and then click the shortcut option from the result. Now in the Troubleshooter menu, you need to click on the Windows Update option and then click on the ” Run the Troubleshooter”.

After that, the Troubleshooting process will start and try to find a proper fix for the problem. Then it will need your permission to apply this fix, therefore, click on the ” Apply Fix ” option. After that apply all the necessary settings and then you need to restart your system. After all this, the last thing you need to do is to verify the error and if it is solved then resume your update process.

3. Check The Official Microsoft Documentation

If you are running a Windows server then this problem might occur due to the improvement in The Official Microsoft Documentation. If you haven’t followed it correctly then the Windows update error 80072EE2 will might crossroads with you. Therefore the best way to solve it is by visiting the Microsoft website and upgrading according to it.
This might be able to solve your update issues

Conclusion :

We hope that with this article you might be able to get a proper and easy solution for the Windows Update Error 80072EE2 and if you need any more updates on it, stay tuned with the article.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa