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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Guide to Fix Error Code 0x80072F8F in Windows 10


fix error code 0x80072f8f

#1: Windows Update:

Here check out the fixes if you are facing the error 0x80072F8F while updating Windows 10 or installing the update.

But first, try the easy tweaks like run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, update the device drivers, perform an SFC scan and check if the error 0x80072F8F Windows 10 is resolved or not. If not then follow the solutions one by one.

Solution 1:  Fix Date and Time

If your Data and Time are not set correctly then this is what causes issues in installing the Windows update. So make sure the date and time are set correctly.

Follow the steps to do so:

  • Hit Win +I key > to open the Settings app.
  • Next navigate to Time & Language > Date & time.

  • Then turn the toggle ON for Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically.
  • And on the left side panel > click on Region & language
  • Assure that the Country or region is set to the country that you live in.
  • Lastly, close the Settings app and restart your system

Now, check if the Windows update error 0x80072F8F is fixed or not.

Solution 2: Fix Proxy Settings

Follow the steps to fix the Proxy Setting in Windows 10 and check if the error is fixed or not

  • In the Cortana search for Internet Explorer > and choose the appropriate entry
  • Press Win + T key > click on Internet Options and navigate to the tab named Connections

  • And click on LAN Settings > in the list generated delete all the entries called Exceptions

  • If in case the Advanced button is disabled as the checkbox labeled as Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to the dial-up or VPN connections) is disabled, then you can move forward.

Hope doing this will works for you to resolve Windows update error 0x80072F8F.

Solution 3: Install Root Certificate Update

The update is likely to fix entire issues related to computer’s connection with the Windows update server.  

You can download it manually, move to the Microsoft Update Catalog website > then search for Root Certificate Update.

Now get the suitable version for your operating system download and install it.

Solution 4: Configure Firewall

Try disabling the Windows Firewall, as there might be chances it blocks your connection to the Windows Update Servers intentionally or unintentionally.

So, temporarily disable the Windows Firewall and check if the Windows update error 0x80072F8F is fixed or not.

Solution 5: Re-register DLL Files for Windows Update

If none of the above fixes help you to resolve the Windows update error 0x80072F8F, then try re-registering some DLL files. As due to some of the DLL malfunctions or the DLL file confliction with the Windows update server the error code 0x80072F8F appears.

Follow the steps to do so:

  • Press Win+ R key > to open Run utility
  • Then type the given command > hit Enter:

regsvr32 <filename>

  • In the filename place enter the following file names:
    • Wintrust.dll
    • Initpki.dll
    • Mssip32.dll
  • And repeat the steps individually for all the 3 files.
  • Lastly, reboot your system to let the changes take effect.

Hope, this works for you to resolve Windows update error 0x80072F8F but if not then make use of the automatic DLL Repair Tool, to repair the corrupted DLL files automatically.

So try the fixes one by one to resolve the Windows 10 update error 0x80072F8F, but if you are struggling with the error 0x80072F8F during activating Windows 10, then try the given fixes.

#2: Windows Activation Error 0x80072F8F

Here follow the fixes to resolve the Windows activation error 0x80072F8F.

Solution 1: Fix Date and Time

If the date and time are not set correctly then also you may face an issue in activating Windows 10. So, follow the steps given above in the update section to set the date and time correctly.

Solution 2: Use Registry Editor

Make use of the Registry Editor and follow the given steps to do so:

  • Press Win + R keys > in the Run dialog box > type regedit > hit Enter

Resolving the IIS Port Conflict

  • Now as the Registry Editor opens, enter the given commands


  • And double click on MediaBootInstall> change its value from 1 to 0.
  • Restart your system
  • Now, open Command Prompt and enter the given command.

Slmgr /rearm

  • And restart your system to let the changes take effect.

Hope doing this helps you to resolve the 0x80072f8f Windows 10 error.

Solution 3: Contact Microsoft Support

If still the error code 0x80072F8F is not resolved then try contacting the Microsoft Support Center and get the suitable assistance for the activation related issues.

#3: Microsoft Store Error 0x80072F8F

Now if you are getting the error 0x80072F8F in Microsoft Store, then follow the steps given below to fix it. But first, try the easy tweaks like setting the date and time correctlyrestart your system, update the device drivers, check your internet connection and scan for virus and malware infection and check whether the Microsoft Store error 0x80072F8F is fixed or not.

If not then try the below-given fixes:

Solution 1: Reset Microsoft Store

Try to reset the Microsoft Store and check if the cached files or folders are causing conflict to the store to the Microsoft Servers.

Follow the steps to clear the Windows Store Cache

Open Command Prompt as admin > type WSReset.exe and hit Enter

Now a command prompt window will open and after that, the Windows Store will open and you will get a confirmation message:

The cache for the Store was cleared. You can now browse the Store for apps.

This will take you to the Windows Store again. And try installing or updating the apps or you may download the fresh apps.

Solution 2: Run Microsoft Store Apps Troubleshooter

You can make use of the Microsoft Store apps Troubleshooter released by Microsoft. Just download and run it and check if the error code 0x80072F8F is fixed or not.

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