Windows update error 80072ee2
Solution 1: Delete SoftwareDistribution and run DISM command with sfc /scannow command
- Windows Start. Type “services “in the search bar and press enter. A services window will pop up.
- Look for “Windows Update” service. Right click it and select stop. (Don’t close the window yet)
- Browse to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download
- Crt + A to highlight all files. Press right click on the highlighted files. The select delete. Wait until all files are deleted.
- Return to the services window. Look for “Windows Update” service, right-click it and select start.
- Restart your computer.
Run DISM command with sfc /scannow command
- Click Windows Start, type in Command prompt.
- Right click and run as Admin.
- Type in or copy and paste this command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth to the Command Prompt.
- Wait until the process is complete.
- Type in or copy and paste this command sfc /scannow to the Command Prompt.
- Wait until the process is complete, and then Run Windows update.
Solution 2. Run Windowsupdate.diagcab
- Download Windowsupdate.diagcab tool from Microsoft. Please see link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164
- Install and Run Windowsupdate.diagcab,
- If all indicators are green, close the Windowsupdate.diagcab and run Windows Updates.
Solution 3. Delete bad registry
Check the status of your internet connection. If it is good and the problem still exists, try to restart your computer or turn off your firewall. If the problem still occurs, some of this connection problem may be caused by a bad registry. If that is the case, please see below.
- Press Windows start. Type “Regedit “in the search bar and press Enter. A registry editor window will pop up.
- In the registry editor, left click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => SOFTWARE => Policies => Microsoft => Windows => WindowsUpdate folder.
- A WUServer and WIStatusServer keys will appear at the right side. Right click both keys and delete.
- Then, Restart your computer. Run Windows Updates and Check for Updates.
Solution 4. Start WsusPool and increase Private Memory Limit
NOTE: For Windows Server only
Check the status of your internet connection, if the connection is good, turn off your firewall or reset proxy settings. If the problem still exists, check if WsusPool in a stopped mode or the Private Memory Limit is set to the default value of 1843200 KB.