Last Updated on September 17, 2018
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Windows Update Error 80072ee7 occurs when you try to download Windows Updates. The error code (80072ee7) itself means WININET_E_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED, which means nothing to you if you are not a Tech-Geek or Google Wizard. However, the error itself is caused by incorrect Internet settings.
If you receive the Windows Update 80072ee7 error when checking for updates, you may need to change or delete static IP addresses in the Windows Update service. The addresses are stored in an operating system file called the Hosts file.
The IP address of the Windows Update service may change each time you check for updates, but some Windows utilities add static address entries to the Hosts file. A static IP address for Windows Update prevents your computer from receiving updates.
If this does not solve the problem, there are other methods that you can try here:
Enable the “Automatically detect settings” option in the Internet properties.
To ensure that problems (80072ee7) are not caused by incorrect Internet settings, we will set the Internet options to Automatic parameter detection.
- Simultaneously press Windows + R on your keyboard, type inetcpl.cpl and click OK. Or open Start and type inetcpl.cpl, then type or click on inetcpl.cpl.
- Click on the Connections tab, then on LAN Settings.
- Then select the Automatically detect settings check box and click OK.
- Restart the device
- Try running Windows Update again.
Modify the host file
Another common reason why error 80072ee7 occurs on your system is that a third-party application modified your Hosts file without your knowledge. Fortunately, it is possible to delete the changes made to this file. All you have to do is this:
- First of all, make sure that you have started your computer with the appropriate administrator rights.
- Then press windows key + R, type %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc and click on OK.
- This will open the folder, etc., right-click on the Hosts file from here, then select Open.
- An opening dialog box should appear, select Notepad and click OK.
- It will open the hosts file, from here navigate to the end of the file and delete all entries under 127.0.0.1 localhost, then click on File -> Save.
Using Internet Explorer
If you still get the Windows Live Messenger 80072EE7 error code on your PC, open the browser window. Windows wizards generally recommend using Internet Explorer to browse the data.
Then navigate to the existing tools in the main toolbar. Click on Internet Options. Go to the Connections tab and select the local network settings.
Then uncheck the Proxy server option for the local network. Make sure that a check mark is checked on the tab next to the automatic detection configuration.
When you are finished, click OK and try to connect to Windows Live Mail.
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