The Windows update error 80072efe is a general mistake which it is possible to experience while using some of these Windows operating systems. But, it is extremely specific since it pertains directly to Windows Update Service.

The error message accompanying the code is usually indicates thus “Some updates weren’t installed: ## Error(s) found: Code 80072EFE” or “Windows update struck an unknown error” or something similar.

There is absolutely no specific moment you will experience the error. It may be if starting or shutting your computer down when re-installing the OS, when updating an application or when installing Microsoft-related software. The incidence of mistake 80072efe can be quite overwhelming due to the negative effects it causes. Besides failed installation of update(s), your computer is the most likely to slow down, freeze and also a running application can crash.


Several issues may lead to the incidence of malfunction 80072efe. While a few are minor, others can be complicated. They include;

  • Downloading a software once the computer is installing the update(s).
  • Virus/malware infection.
  • Installed anti-virus/malware app.
  • Incorrect system configuration.
  • Corrupt Windows registry files.
  • Damaged/outdated program drivers.

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