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.
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.
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