Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80072ee2: Windows 10 Couldn’t Be Installed

How to Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80072ee2: Windows 10 Couldn’t be Installed – If you haven’t yet upgraded your operating system to Windows 10, you must try it out. Windows 10 is providing full fledged features. With an entirely new set of User Interface, awesome Cortana support and brand new Egde web browser, you are surely going to love Windows 10. Windows 8 faced some criticism by users for not being so user friendly. But Windows 10 is not facing that issue (at least till now). So I personally recommend you to try out Windows 10, if you haven’t yet. While upgrading to Windows 10, your download may go smooth. But this is not the case with everyone. Most of the people have complaint of various errors faced by them during installation of Windows 10.

Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80072ee2

In this article, we are going to discuss one such error – Windows 10 Error Code 80072ee2. When you click to download Windows 10 on your system, you may get en error message saying: Code 80072ee2: Windows Update Encountered an Unknown Error. Here, we will be providing few methods to fix Windows 10 Error code 80072ee2. By the end of this post, you will be able to fix Windows 10 Error code 80072ee2. However, if you are facing some issues while going through the methods listed below, feel free to ask via comments.

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HOW TO FIX WINDOWS 10 ERROR CODE 80072EE2

In this section, we will be providing few methods to fix Windows 10 Error code 80072ee2. You can go through each of the methods in a sequential manner. Let us know if you face any issue through comments.

METHOD 1: WINDOWS UPDATE TROUBLESHOOTER

For running Windows Update Troubleshooter, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to Search and type Troubleshoot and open Troubleshooter. 

 

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  • Select Fix Problems With Windows Update under System and Security tab.

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  • Now Run the Wizard.
  • Wait for the wizard to complete and check if the error code 80072ee2 still persists.

This method is just a troubleshooting step. It may or may not work for you. However, the second method that we are providing is surely going to work for you. We still recommend to try the first method and then only go for the second one. Rest is up to you, there is no harm in trying out the second method first.

METHOD 2: REMOVE SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION FOLDER

This method has been reported to be successful by most of the users world wide. So, we hope that this method works for you too. Go through the steps mentioned below to fix Windows 10 Error code 80072ee2.

  • Go to the path: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.

 

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  • Remove everything in this folder.
  • Now right click on Start menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).

 

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  • Enter the command: exe/updatenow and press enter key.

 

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  • Reboot your system.
  • Now go to Windows Update and check if the error still persists.

So these were the two methods to fix Windows 10 Error Code 80082ee2. Hope you liked this article on How to Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80072ee2. If you got stuck somewhere or if you are facing any issue while going through the methods mentioned above, feel free to ask via comments. Also, if you have an alternate solution to fix Windows 10 Error code 80072ee2, kindly share that with us. We will try to fix any issues faced by you as soon as possible. Thanks 🙂

Akhil Prajapati
  • Karin

    Hello Akhil,

    I am from Holland and in the last step, the Command Prompt, my pc won’t accept exe/updatenow. It says that exe is not an internal or external command. Do you have an alternative? My windows is from 2013. It says: C:windowssystem32>

    Thanks….
    Karin

    • Akhil Prajapati

      `Hi Karin,

      Did you give a space after exe?
      Kindly Confirm.