Check your connection, Error code is 0x80072EFD: Windows Store error

If you receive a Check your connection, All fixed, Error code is 0x80072EFD, message on your Windows 10, while trying to open the Windows Store or downloading or updating a Windows Store app, these this posts offers suggestions on things you may want to try.

Before you begin, please create a system restore point first so that you can restore your computer to this point, should things not go the way you want them to.

Check your connection, Error code 0x80072EFD

Check your connection

This error manifests in Network connectivity issues from the Client to the Store Services. If you receive this message along with an error code 0x80072EFD, then it indicates that a connection with the server could not be established.

Here are a few troubleshooting suggestions you could try:

1] If could be a temporary issue with Windows Store itself. Refresh the page after a while and see if it works.

2] Make sure you have the latest Windows Updates installed on your Windows 10 system.

3] Disable your firewall and antivirus and see if it works.

4] Using an administrator account on the affected machine, open the registry editor and navigate to the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\C urrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

Right click on Profiles key and go to Permissions. Click Advanced.

Now check the ‘Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object’ and click Apply.

Restart your Windows computer.

Try connecting to the Store again and see if it helps.

5] Run the built-in Windows troubleshooters like Network Adapter Troubleshooter and Internet Connection Troubleshooter and see if it helps.

6] Check the System Date and Time Zone on your computer. Make sure it is correct.

7] Reset Windows Store Cache.

8] If you are using a proxy connection, then disable proxy and see if it works. To disable proxy, open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN settings > Uncheck Use Proxy server > Apply.

If this does not work, you may want to reset your Proxy using the reset proxy command to reset the WinHTTP proxy to Direct. Type the following in an elevated command prompt window and hit Enter.

netsh winhttp reset proxy

9] Delete the contents of the Software Distribution folder.

10] If the accompanying error code is different, try these suggestions:

  1. 80072EFF : This indicates that TLS is disabled, and should be re-enabled. So you need to enable TLS. T do this, open Settings > Network and Internet. Select Wi-Fi and click on Internet Options. Click on the Advanced tab and go to the Security section. Ensure there is a check mark next to Use TLS 1.2. Select Apply/OK.
  2. 801901F7 : This error code indicates the Windows Update service is not running. Use these steps to re-enable it. Re-enable it via Services.msc. Set the service on Automatic.

11] If Windows Apps are not connecting to the Internet with Error 80072EFD, then you may need to enable IPv6. Windows 10 v1809 requires IPv6 to be enabled in order to use UWP apps.

If nothing helps, you may want to consider the Refresh This PC option. Also, check out if anything here The Server stumbled, We all have bad days helps you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.