How to Fix Window Update Error Code 0x80072efe

Cause of the Error Code 0x80072efe 

If you receive error code 0x80072efe when you download updates from Windows Update or Microsoft Update, you might need to restart the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) or the Windows Event Log service.

How to Resolve this problem?

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

Error Code 0x80072efe : Windows 10 or Windows 8:

  1. Firstly, open Administrative Tools from Control Panel. Open Control Panel, type administrative tools in the search box, and then click Administrative Tools.
  2. Secondly, double-click Services.  
    • Note: 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 that, In General tab next to Startup type ensure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
  5. In Service status,
    • If the service is started. If not, click Start.
  6. Then click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. After this, right-click the Windows Event Log service, and then click Properties.
  8. Finally, next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it’s not, click Start.

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. Firstly, open an elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Next, run the following command: sfc /scan now
  3. Finally, try to restart the service.
    SFC SCANNOW

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

Error 0x80072efe : Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  1. Firstly, open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type administrative tools, and then click Administrative Tools.
  2. Secondly, double-click Services
    • Note: 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, ensure Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
  5. In Service status,
    • Check if the service is started. If 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.
  8. Finally, next to Service status, check if the service is started. If not, click Start. I am Online

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.

However, if you’re not able to fix the window issue after all the steps.we’d like to provide you an alternative way to install/repair window.

If you need further assistance in performing the proposed actions, please don’t hesitate to chat with our Technical experts The installation Error 0x80072efe or any run time errors might occur due to the following issues.

  • There are temporary files, temporary internet files, junk files and cookies affect the performance of your computer.
  • If not resolved it will slow down the performance of your computer and also affect the program’s response.
  • All such issues will crash the system programs.

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