Windows update error code 80072ee2
Solution 1. 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 2: 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, select start then restarts 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 3. Run Windows Updates
- 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 4: Check your router and modem
Power cycle the router and the modem
- Turn off both devices.
- Unplug the power adapter for both your modem and router for 30 seconds.
- Plug in the power adapter and try Windows Update again.
Reset Router by pressing the reset button and then try to connect to the internet.
Connect your device directly to your modem
- Unplug the power adapter of your modem for 30 seconds.
- Plug in the power adapter.
- Connect the Ethernet cable to the modem or connect directly using Wifi.
- Wifi: Check if you have a good signal. If not, transfer the device or the modem/router near to each other.
- Ethernet cable: Check if the cable is in good condition. Test by using a spare or borrow an Ethernet cable.
- Try Windows Update again.
- If this works, avoid using your router for Windows Update.
NOTE: If all of the above did not work, call your Internet service provider. They might be the cause of the problem or the modem they provided is broken.
Solution 5. Start WsusPool and increase Private Memory Limit
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.