Windows Update error 80072f8f [SOLVED]

If you get a Windows Update “error 80072f8f” when you try to Check for Updates, you may need to adjust your computer’s date and time settings!

The 80072f8f error generally happens when there is a large discrepancy between your system clock and the Windows Update service…. so when that happens you will get the error and be prevented from receiving updates. 🙁

The dreaded error message!

The dreaded error message!

Thankfully, as mentioned earlier, the fix is generally very easy as you just need to update your computer’s date/time to be accurate. 🙂

You can read more about it at MS’s official page: Windows Update error 80072f8f – Microsoft Windows Help.

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