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Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

What is Windows 10 Error 80072EE2 ?

The Windows 10 80072EE2 error means "ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT" and usually accompanies a problem with Windows Update. In Windows Update, you may see an error message of the type "Windows Update has encountered an unknown error" or "Windows could not find new updates".

You can try to eradicate the 80072EE2 internet timeout error in different quick fixes.

Windows errors are notoriously difficult to resolve, especially errors related to Windows updates, because they all return a general message without additional information.

The 80072ee2 error is common to all versions of Windows, from Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows 10 / Windows Server 2012 R2. This error may appear when you install updates via WSUS or when you download updates from the Windows Update Center over the Internet.

Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

How to fix Windows 10 Error 80072EE2 ?

Method 1. Check your Date and Time Settings.

First make sure that your date and time settings are correct.

Method 2. Delete the Automatic Update Server settings from Registry.

  1. Press Windows+ R keys to open the run command box.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.

Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

  1. In Windows registry editor locate the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

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  1. Now right click at AU key and select Delete.
  2. Reboot your computer and then check for updates.

Method 3. Delete the SoftwareDistribution Folder

Step 1: Stop Windows Update Service.

  1. Open Windows Services control panel: To do that:
  • Press Windows+ R keys to open the run command box.
  • In the Search box, type: msc & click OK.
  • (Accept the UAC warning if appears).

Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

  1. In Services control panel locate the Windows Update service.
  2. Right-click on Windows Update service and select "Stop".

Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

Step 2: Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to:C:\Windows folder.
  2. Find and Delete the "SoftwareDistribution" folder (or rename it. e.g. to "SoftwareDistributionOLD") .

Step 3: Start Windows Update Service.

  1. Now go back to Windows Services control panel:
  2. Right-click on Windows Update service and select "Start".

Windows 10 Error 80072EE2

  1. Try to check for Updates again.