0x80072efd Error Code in Windows 10 Store and Update Fix

Last Updated on August 1, 2017

While updating Windows, or opening the Store, you can get 0x80072efd Error Code on your PC.

It generally goes something like:

  • Check your internet connection 0x80072efd
  • Windows Update Error 0x80072efd
  • The error code is 0x80072efd in case you need it. Windows 10 Store


This error code is not new. In fact, it has been around since Windows 7. So, even if you are not on Windows 10, you can get the 0x80072efd error to show up on your PC.

It shows up while installing Windows updates, apps and making changes to the OS settings. But, the common factor here is the issues related to the internet connection on your PC. Here’s a simple tutorial to fix all the issues related to this error.

Fix Error Code 0x80072efd

You can perform a few changes in your PC to fix the error. The following are the ones which are most likely to fix it.

  • Flush DNS Cache in Windows 10
  • Reset the Internet settings
  • Reset Windows Update Component

Flush DNS Cache in Windows 10

clear dns cache windows 10

  • Press Windows + X to open the Start menu context menu. Press A to open the Command Prompt as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
  • In the command prompt window, type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

If everything goes well, the command prompt window should show Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. Now, try using Windows and Windows Store. You should not get the 0x80072efd error anywhere.

Reset Internet Settings

  • Press Windows + R to open the Run box.
  • Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter. This will open the Internet Properties.
  • Go to the Connections tab and click on the LAN settings button.
  • Uncheck the Automatically detect settings check box.
  • Click OK and close the Internet Properties box.
  • In the bottom right, right-click on the Internet access icon and click on Troubleshoot problems.
  • Let it do its thing. Windows will automatically fix any issues with your Internet.

Reset Windows Update Component

  • Press Windows + X to open the Start menu context menu. Press A to open the Command Prompt as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
  • Type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each. These will stop the Windows Update and the Cryptographic Services on your PC.
    net stop bits
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop appidsvc
    net stop cryptsvc
  • Delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution and Downloaded Installations Folders.
  • Now, restart the Windows Update and the Cryptographic Services on your PC using the following commands.
    net start bits
    net start wuauserv
    net start appidsvc
    net start cryptsvc
  • Install Windows Updates after this. Go to Settings app > Update & security > Click on the Check for updates button. Let Windows download and install all the updates (if available). Your PC might restart so make sure to close any critical programs.

That’s it. Now, your PC won’t get the 0x80072efd error in anything.

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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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  1. My Store is not opening at all. It just keeps on loading forever after I updated to the Fall Creators Update and I can see that it doesn’t really do anything by looking at the task manager. Anyone got any ideas on how to solve this?


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