Windows Update Error 80072EFE

 80072EFE Error KB ID 0001801


Seen on versions of Windows built from ‘older’ versions of the install media, when attempting to check for updates you may see.

80072EFE Update Error

Error(s) food:

Code 80072EFE Windows update ran into a problem

80072EFE Update Error Resolution

At first (because it was a newly build machine.) I thought the problem was incorrect Time zone, Time, or Locale.


But thats NOT the problem, you’re stuck in a ‘catch 22′, where the update components need to update, but they can’t update, because the update components are too old! So to fix the problem you need to manually update them. Search for and install KB2937636.


Then reboot the server, and attempt updating again.

Windows Update Error Fixed

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Author: PeteLong

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