Are you having trouble using Windows Update? Several users have reported the error '0x80072F0C' that prevents them from using the Windows Update functionality in Windows.
Windows Update is a service used by Windows operating systems to keep your computer up-to-date. It downloads and installs important updates while protecting against viruses and other security threats.
On this page, you will find more information about the most common causes and most relevant solutions for the Windows Update error '0x80072F0C'. Do you need help straight away? Visit our support page.
We've created a list of solutions which you can follow if you want to solve this Windows Update problem yourself. Do you need more help? Visit our support page if you need professional support with Windows Update right away.
If you encounter this error code on your computer, then you might encounter this error when you try to install an update or if you try to access the update section of the Windows Update menu.
This error can occur when there is an issue with your computer’s system files or device drivers.
You might also encounter this error if applications installed on your computer interfere with the proper functioning of Windows Update.
To fix this error code, you can try the following methods:
Windows certificate expiration varies depending on the validity period, but if it is about to expire, you will see a notification from Windows 10. You will see the same notification in Windows 7 and 8.1, but it will be on the lock screen instead of appearing on the desktop.
To check if your certificate is about to expire, follow these steps:
Press Windows Key + R. Type certmgr.msc and press Enter. Expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities section and click the name of your Windows certificate (if it has a certificate extension, then it will be “Windows”). Look at the expiration date under Validity.
If you see an expiration date in the future, you need to renew your certificate or upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10.
To run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, follow these steps:
On the Windows Start screen, enter the search box and type troubleshooter. In the search results, select Troubleshooting > Find and Run > Troubleshooting Tools > Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Select Run, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
You can also try importing the proxy configuration from Internet Explorer if you have set up a proxy for your computer. See if that helps with this error code. You can also store proxy configuration in the registry. If you do not have Internet Explorer configured to use a proxy, see if you can use the alternate method to set up your proxy in Windows.
If this doesn't work, contact Windows customer support to have them check whether your certificate is still valid and fix it for you.