Windows Update Error Code: 80072EE2

Im running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit edition, Microsoft Security Essentials, and windows firewall. I keep getting the 80072EE2 error.

I have no idea what to do about this. Ive already tried all the methods in both:


with the exception of the Method F and the Advanced methods: B/C.

Ive been trying to update since last night, so I dont think waiting anymore will help.

Ive also uninstalled and reinstalled my network adapter driver. 

(Also tried the little "fixit" button on this thread:


Any help would be appreciated.


Hi Fireblaze,

I am sorry it took so long for me to get back to your thread.

I would suggest you to follow the steps listed under "Advanced troubleshooting methods" in the following article:

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates

Microsoft Answers Support Engineer

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Last updated July 21, 2021 Views 478,808 Applies to: