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windows could not search for new updates error code 80072f8f

windows could not search for new updates error code 80072f8f

How to fix windows could not search for new updates error code 80072f8f

Windows won’t get automatic updates after a fresh install. Here’s what you need to do:
(1) Turn automatic updates off. Computer may take time while “searching for updates”.
(2) Get Internet Explorer 11 update (enter it in the Bing box to find it). Install it & reboot.
(3) Now enter “Windows Update Client (current month) 2016” into Google, Bing or Yahoo. Download & install it. Afterward, you’ll be prompted for a reboot.
(4) Now, turn automatic updates back on. Give it a few minutes to get the update IDs (your hard drive should be running more). If you’re on 50MB/s Internet speed, this should take less than 10 minutes. Give it more time if your Internet is slower.
 Solved: windows could not search for new updates error code 80072f8f