Solve Windows 10 Update Error 0x80072ee7 With Effective Methods

Are you facing trouble with the Windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7? Then, you need to eradicate it as soon as possible. This is because if it stays for a longer time, then it can do more harm to your device.

The major reason responsible for this error is the missing Windows system files. And this occurs due to factors like a virus attack. You might also find it if there is any disturbances during the update process of Microsoft Windows, like a sudden power cut.

Whatever be the reason behind the error code, but to solve it, you need to go through the correct methods. To learn the appropriate methods to apply, study the full article till to the end.

Methods to Solve Windows 10 Error Code 0x80072ee7

According to the research results, these below are the methods by applying which you can resolve the error code 0x80072ee7 on Windows 10. It is advised to you to go through each method, at first, before trying.

A pre-study will make you more efficient during progressing with the methods. Before you start with the core methods scan your PC using the default security tool, ie. Windows Defender.

Method 1: Modify the DNS Server Addresses

The first method which you need to try to fix the error code 0x80072ee7 in Windows 10 is you need to modify the DNS server addresses. And the steps you need to follow to modify the DNS server addresses are as below. Read it at first, and then follow them:

  1. Tap the Windows key from the keyboard, to activate the search bar.
  2. After that, in the search bar type run.
  3. Next, press the Enter key to get the Run bar window open.
  4. After that, you need to be sure that no earlier command is present in the Run bar. And if, then to remove that command use the Backspace key.
  5. Further, on the Run bar type control.
  6. Next, click on OK, this will get you the Control Panel window open on the screen.
  7. Now, make sure that the “View by” portion of the Control Panel window is set as “Large icons”.
  8. Then, under the Control Panel window, select the Network and Sharing Center option.
  9. After that, from the left-hand side panel of the window click on Change adapter settings. This will bring the Network Connections list on the screen.
  10. Further, from the list right-click on the Network Connection which you are using.
  11. Then, click on the Properties option. This will open up the Network Properties window.
  12. Now, under the Networking tab of the window, scroll down to the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click on it.
  13. Next, select the Properties button, that is present beside the inactive Uninstall button. Before that, ensure that the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option checkbox is active, which is mandatory.
  14. After that, on the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window, enable the checkbox for Use the following DNS server addresses.
  15. Further, fill up the enable fields with the information as given below:
  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:
  1. Lastly, click on the OK button to save the changes.
  2. Now, retry to update your Windows 10, and then check if the issue gets resolved or not.

Method 2: Run System File Checker and DISM Scan

If you did not get the problem resolved after modifying the DNS server addresses, in that case, run the System File Checker and the DISM scan. According to the research, sometimes, the SFC and DISM scan efficiently fixes the glitch. So, let’s try:

Run SFC Scan

At first, run the System File Checker scan to fix the Windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7:

  1. Tap the Windows button along with the letter X (Win+X), this will get you a menu window open on the screen.
  2. Now, from the menu list select either of the options stated below:
  • Command Prompt (Admin)
  • PowerShell (Admin)
  1. Now, on the black background window, you need to type sfc /scannow. You need to be careful that you have left a space between sfc and /scannow. Because, if you have not left the space, then the scanning process will not be executed.
  2. Further, tap the Enter button. 
  3. After tapping the Enter button, you need to wait until the System File Checker scanning is completed. You can see the progress of the scanning process as a percentage value on the Administrator: Command Prompt window.
  4. If the problem is a minor one, then the scanning will resolve the problem. However, for the major problems, the scanning will show you the cause on the screen as a message.
  5. Next, as the SFC scanning is completed, restart your PC and the network device. Hopefully, after you get both the devices on, you will not face any further problem while installing the updated on Windows 10.

Run DISM Scan

In case, if still the Windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7 message opens. Then, run the DISM scan further, using Command Prompt (Admin)/ PowerShell (Admin):

  • To open a Command Prompt (Admin)/ PowerShell (Admin) window, repeat steps 1 and 2.
  • Then, on the black background window type “DISM /Online /Cleanup–Image /RestoreHealth”, without the quotations.
  • Next press down the Enter button to execute the command.
  • Again restart your PC and the network device.
  • Then, try to update your Windows 10 to check if the issue gets resolved or not.

Method 3: Change Registry Permissions

If the registry is not configured correctly, then this is one of the reasons which is causing the error code 0x80072ee7 Windows 10. If this is the case, then by following the below steps you can fix the problem:

  1. Firstly, tap both the Windows and the letter “R” at a time, to get the Run bar window open (Win+R).
  2. Then, in the Run bar type regedit.
  3. Next, click on the OK button. This will get you the Registry Editor window open on the screen.
  4. Now, from the left-hand side panel of the Registry Editor window, double click on the folder named as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, to expand.
  5. Further, from the expanded list under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, open SYSTEM> CurrentControlSet.
  6. Then, under CurrentControlSet double-click on services to expand.
  7. Now, scroll down rapidly, until you see the T section. Under the T section get the Tcpip option and then right-click on it.
  8. After that, from the menu window click on Permissions.
  9. Next, as the Permissions for Tcpip window gets open, click on the Advanced button to get the Advanced Security Settings for Tcpip window.
  10. Now, you need to enable the checkbox for Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object.
  11. Then, click on Apply> OK to save the changes.

Hopefully, after applying all these steps you will be able to update your Windows OS without being stuck with the error code 0x80072ee7.

Method 4: Turn the Windows Update Service to Automatic

If you get a positive result using the above methods and still worried, if the problem comes again on your PC, in that case, to resist the Windows Update error 0x80072ee7 from your system, you can turn on the Windows Update service in Automatic Startup mode. And the steps to follow to fix the problem are as stated below:

  1. At first, open up the Run bar window. And for this, tap both the Windows and the letter R key at a time, (Win+R).
  2. After that, on the Run bar type services.msc.
  3. Then, click on OK/ hit the Enter button. This will get you the Services window open on the screen.
  4. Now, under the Services window, scroll down to the W section, at first. And then slowly find out the Windows Update option.
  5. Next, right-click on Windows Update, and then select the Properties option. 
  6. Also, ensure that the Status section of the Windows Update is running. In case it is not showing up likewise, then you need to turn in on as running. And to do this, you need to right-click on Windows Update, at first. After that, from the menu window click on the Start option.
  7. Further, under the Windows Update Properties window, you will get a section as Path to executable, and below to it the Startup type. If the Startup type is not previously set as Automatic. Then, you need to open the menu list for Startup type at first, and then choose the Automatic option among the list.
  8. And lastly, click on the Apply button and then on OK to save the changes.
  9. Now, restart your PC. Hopefully, after doing this task you will not get the Windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7 further.

All these are the effective methods to apply to fix the Windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7. Hopefully, as like the other users you will also get an effective result by applying the methods. If you have any more suggestions regarding the error code 0x80072ee7 and how to fix it, then you can leave that in the comment section to help other users in fixing the problem without a hitch.