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Windows Store Error Code 0x80072efd

There is a very common Windows Store-related problem which is faced by Windows 10 users is, one where Windows Store simply stop working and fails to open or download or even update, and after about 10 to 15 seconds displays a message containing error code 0x80072efd. This is a very commonly occurring error and hopefully this article will help you resolve the problems you are having.

Causes of Error 0x80072Eefd

  • A firewall on your computer or local network is conflicting with your connection to the Windows Update site.
  • The MTU setting on your router is too high/low.
  • Proxy server settings are interfering with your connection to the Windows Store.

There are also a significant number of solutions that an affected user can use to try and fix this problem.

Method 1

To start with, clear your Windows Store cache as to do so is a solution to many windows store related problems.

To clear Windows Store cache you need to do the following steps:

  • Press the Windows key + R to launch a Run.
  • Type WSReset.exe into the Run dialog and press Enter.

  • Restart the computer and check to see whether or not the Windows Store is up and functioning again.

Method2: Reconfigure or Update Your Firewall Program

Reconfigure or update your firewall program to ensure that Windows Update is not blocked, then attempt to update your computer once again using Windows Update. For information regarding how you can reconfigure or update your firewall software program, see the documentation that was included with the program, check out the Help files for your program, or speak to the manufacturer’s technological support division.

Metyhod3: Re-register the Windows Store

With Windows 10 issues relating to windows store it is always a better choice to re-register to windows store and see if that can fix the problem.

  • Press the Windows key + X to open the WinX Menu.
  • In the WinX Menu, locate and click on Command Prompt (Admin) to launch an elevated Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
  • Type the following into the elevated Command Prompt and press Enter:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}

  • Once the command has been fully executed, close the elevated Command Prompt.
  • Restart the computer and wait for it to boot up. When the computer boots up, try launching the Windows Store and see whether or not it successfully loads up.

Method 4:Using an Administrator Account on the Affected Machine

Open the registry editor and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\C urrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

  • Right click on Profiles key and go to Permissions. Click Advanced.
  • Now check the ‘Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object’ and click Apply.
  • Restart your Windows computer.

Try connecting to the Store again and see if it helps.

Method 5

If you are using a proxy connection, then disable proxy and see if it works. To disable proxy, open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN settings > Uncheck Use Proxy server > Apply.

If this does not work you may want to reset your Proxy using the reset proxy command to reset the WinHTTP proxy to Direct. Type the following in an elevated command prompt window and hit Enter:

“netsh winhttp reset proxy”

Method 6: Enable TLS

If none of the above solutions work then enabling TLS will get the job done and resolve this problem.

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Network & Internet.
  4. Click on Wi-Fi in the left pane and, in the right pane, scroll down and click on Internet Options.
  5. Navigate to the Advanced
  6. Under Settings, scroll down to the Security
  7. Make sure that there is a check mark next to the Use TLS 1.2 option, meaning that the option is enabled.
  8. Click on Apply and then on OK.
  9. Restart your computer. Once the computer boots up, try launching the Windows Store and see if it loads up successful

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By | 2018-05-30T06:19:47+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Common Errors, Computer Science|0 Comments