Repair Error 0x80072f8f


Error 0x80072f8f is Windows activation error that hinders users from installing updates of Microsoft Windows with no specific info. Reason of above error is corrupt system files, incorrect date and time settings and missing DLL files. The users receive following error message on their system screens:

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This article contains solutions to resolve error 0x80072f8f so that you may precede your installation process without any hindrance. Follow the given solution steps to resolve the problem.

Solutions:

  • Correct your system’s date & time settings
  • Repair/replace corrupt system files
  • Re-register DLL files
  • Perform clean boot

Correct your system’s date & time settings:

Error 0x80072f8f restricts you from installation because your system’s date and time settings are incorrect. Therefore, first thing which must be checked is date and time, follow the guidelines given below to do so.

  • Click Windows Start button from left bottom corner of screen
  • Type Timedate.cpl in Search Box under All Programs
  • Tap to Date and Time tab to check if Date and Time is correct
  • If you found it incorrect then correct Date and Time according to your Time Zone
  • Click Ok after correction to close Date and Time Dialog box
  • Now start your installation

Repair/replace corrupt system files:

Sometime system itself blocks Windows update installation process because of internal issues with system such as corrupt system files. These internal system issues become cause of error 0x80072f8f. Luckily Windows 7 and latest Windows versions contains an inbuilt system files checker tool.

Follow the steps given below to repair/replace corrupt system files through system files checker tool:

  • Close all open programs
  • Click Start button | All Programs | Accessories
  • Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter correct password and username if you are prompted to do so
  • Now a Command Prompt Windows shall open
  • Type following command in CMD:
  • sfc /scannow
  • File checker tool will examine all system files to repair or replace corrupt and damaged files.
  • Repairing and replacing corrupt system files will resolve error 0x80072f8f.

Re-register DLL files:

Error 0x80072f8f also occurs due to corrupt or missing Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files. You need to re-register below mentioned DLL files to resolve the problem. Follow the procedure given below:

  • Click Start button and type CMD in Search Box
  • Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • The system may ask you to enter username and password
  • Enter correct username and password and Hit Enter key
  • In the Command Prompt Window type following commands:
  • regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
    regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
    regsvr32 Wintrust.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
  • Type Exit in Command Prompted and Hit Enter
  • You are done! Check error 0x80072f8f shall be resolved

Perform clean boot:

Performing clean boot resolves error 0x80072f8f. It allows you to start minimal startup programs and set of drivers to determine if there is a background program that is conflicting with Windows update installation. Follow the steps given below to do so:

  • Click Windows Start button and type MSCONFIG in Search Box
  • System might ask you to enter username and password
  • Enter correct username and password
  • A System Configuration Utility dialog box will come to your screen
  • First click General Tab | Check-up Selective Startup and uncheck Load Startup Items
  • Secondly click Services Tab | Check-up Hide All Microsoft Services checkbox
  • Now click Disable All and then OK
  • You will be prompted to Reboot your system
  • Reboot your system to make the changes effective
  • This shall resolve error 0x80072f8f

Disable Firewall

Windows Firewall can cause interruptions executing your Macro Codes. Disable the firewall to fix this trouble.

  • Click the Start button, select Control Panel.
  • Click System and Security | Windows Firewall.
  • Click “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off”. (Left hand side of the screen)
  • Turn it off completely.
  • Click OK.
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