Window Update Error Code 0x80072ee6

If you receive error code 0x80072ee6 when you download updates from Windows Update or Microsoft Update, you need to restart the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) or the Windows Event Log service.

This Error Code 0x80072ee6 applies for all versions of windows like Windows 10, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 7.

How to Fix the Windows Update Error Code 0x80072ee6?

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

Step 1: Run the Windows Update troubleshooter

Run the Windows Update troubleshooter to automatically fix some common problems with Windows Update or Microsoft Update, and then run Windows Update again.

Step 2: Restart the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and Windows Event Log service

Windows 10:

  1. Firstly, open Control Panel, type administrative tools in the search box, and then click Administrative Tools.
  2. Secondly, double-click Services. If prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Thirdly, right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
  5. Next to Service status, check if the service is started. If it’s not, click Start.
  6. After this, click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Then right-click the Windows Event Log service, and then click Properties.

If the BITS or Windows Event Log service cannot start successfully, use the System File Checker tool to repair damaged Windows files, and then restart the service again.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. First, open an elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Then run the following command: sfc /scan now
    SFC SCANNOW
  3. Finally, Try to restart the service.

After the BITS and Windows Event Log services start, run Windows Update again.

Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

  1. Open Administrative Tools from Control Panel. Open Control Panel, type administrative tools in the search box, and then click Administrative Tools.
  2. Double-click Services.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
  5. Next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it’s not, click Start.
  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Right-click the Windows Event Log service, and then click Properties.

If the BITS or Windows Event Log service cannot start successfully, use the System File Checker tool to repair damaged Windows files, and then restart the service again.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Run the following command: sfc /scan now
    SFC SCANNOW
  3. Try to restart the service.

After the BITS and Windows Event Log services start, run Windows Update again.

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  1. Firstly, open Control Panel, type administrative tools in the search box, and then click Administrative Tools.
  2. Secondly, Double-click Services.
    • If prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Thirdly, Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties.
  4. After this, on the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
  5. Next to Service status, check if the service is started. If it’s not, click Start.
  6. After that, click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Then, right-click the Windows Event Log service, and then click Properties.

If the BITS or Windows Event Log service cannot start successfully, use the System File Checker tool to repair damaged Windows files, and then restart the service again. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Run the following command: sfc /scan now
  3. Try to restart the service.

After the BITS and Windows Event Log services start, run Windows Update again.

However, if you are not able to fix the windows issue after all the steps. We would like to provide you an alternative way to install/repair window. 

The installation errors or any runtime errors might occur due to the following issues.

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