Error code: 80072F76 windows automatic update stopped working for the 3rd time.

Original title: windows automatic update stopped working for the 3rd time

showing same update error(80072F76) for the 3rd time.The first two times i followed methods which got from ms support center and the successful method was "clearing the Bit queue",But now none of the method is working.please help.Thanks in advance.


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Last updated April 15, 2019 Views 7,770 Applies to:

Hi Aj_604,


Have you made any recent software or hardware changes on the system?

Method 1:

You may refer to the article and check if it helps.

Windows Update error 80072efe or 80072f76


Method 2:

If the issue persists, you may refer to the article and try the steps provided:

Unable to install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Important: The above mentioned link contains steps to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information, you may refer to the article:

Back up the registry

Note: The above mentioned link also contains steps to run checkdisk. When you run the check disk, there are chances of losing the data so you can take a backup before running checkdisk.

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