Trying to do Windows Updates but getting error code 80072f8f

I've been having problems with my computer time for a while, I can't update windows, the correct time displays, I can resync and it says sucessful, tried a new server, and more, any ideas?

Original title: Error code 80072f8f, Tried everything possible.


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Last updated September 15, 2018 Views 8,286 Applies to:



1.       Since when are you facing the issue?

2.       Do you have any security program installed on the computer?

3.       What are the troubleshooting steps that you have taken to correct the issue?

4.       Have you made any recent software or hardware changes on the computer?


Method 1:


I would suggest you to go through the steps from the link provided and check if it helps.


Windows Update error 80072f8f


Method 2:


If the issue persists, you may follow the steps from the link provided and check.


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


Note: There is a chance of data loss if any files are infected and which may be deleted in the cleanup process.

Note: Do not forget to back up the Registry before you follow the steps.

Important: While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found, chkdsk tries to repair that sector and if any data is present on that sector it might get lost.


Hope this helps and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

Rohit Chettri
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