Microsoft and other forums are flooding with questions on how to fix Windows 10 Store error code 0X80072EE7 after users have upgraded to Windows 10. Instead of having a proper internet connection error code 0x80072ee7 does not allow you to open Windows Store. You must be getting an error message “The server has stumble” or “We cannot connect to the server” when trying to go in to windows store.

In some cases, Windows 10 Store 0x80072ee7 error is seen when a user is trying to update an application on Windows 10.

Fixing Error code: 0x80072ee7 after Windows 10 upgrade

Generally, these are the possible ways to fix Windows Store 0X80072EE7 error. Most users have tried using the following fixes and have been successful in removing the error completely.

Try the below fixes and you are sure to overcome them.

Fix 1: Repair corrupted Window files

In general cases the corrupted window files will not allow you to access windows store or update any application through windows store. Corrupted files can be easily detected and repaired. Try the below steps

Step 1: Press Windows+X and select command prompt (Admin)


Repair corrupted Window files


Step 2: Type “SFC /scannow” and hit Enter (A single space between “sfc” and slash is required)


Repair corrupted Window files

The troubleshooter tool will start and automatically check and repair corrupt files. Once the system check finished, reboot the computer system. Check if the error still exists. If No, then you are all good to go, if yes, you can try the next fix.

Fix 2: Double check network connection settings

No internet connection or unstable connection can also be one of the reasons of the error. You must also check the DNS settings. Follow the below steps.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and sharing center

Double check network connection settings


Double check network connection settings


Step 2: Click on the connected internet connection

Double check network connection settings


Step 3: Go to Properties > Protocol IPV4 > Change DNS Settings


Double check network connection settings


Double check network connection settings

Step 4: Change Preferred DNS Server:


Double check network connection settings

Step 5: Alternated DNS Server:

Click on OK and save the changes made. Restart windows and check if you are still getting the Error code 0x80072ee7. If the error still persists, try the next step.

Fix 3: Run Registry repair

This is a crucial step and you have to be extra careful when performing this fix. Re-registering the windows pack has been considered to be an effective fix to solve 0x80072ee7 error code.

Step 1: Press Windows+X and select command prompt (Admin)


Run Registry repair


Step 2: Run the below PowerShell command

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”


Run Registry repair

Step 3: Wait until the command has finished running. Restart windows once done.

This process will re-register windows, which will eventually fix the error. If the problem is still there then you can try the next fix.

Fix 4: Scan for possible Virus/Malware

If you computer system does not have an authentic antivirus installed then there is a possibility that the virus must have corrupted/deleted certain files which is the cause of error 0x80072ee7. Scan your system using a powerful antivirus program and this issue must resolve.

If the problem still persists then the below and the last step will definitely help you remove the error.

Fix 5: Update Windows graphic drivers

After upgrading to Windows 10 there might be a possibility that you system’s graphic drivers are not updated and that can be the route cause for error code 0x80072ee7. You need to manually update the graphic drivers.

Step 1: Press Windows+X -> Device manager

Update Windows graphic drivers

Step 2: Expand the section ‘Display Adapters

Step 3: Right click on the Displayed option and select “Update driver software


Update Windows graphic drivers

This will update the required drivers from the internet.

Fix 6: Using In-Place upgrade to repair Windows 10

Using In-place upgrade you can repair Windows 10 and this is proven to be one of the best methods. To perform this you need to keep a couple of things in line. You need to be logged in as an Administrator, your system should have a minimum 9GB space and the installation media should be of the same or higher version. Follow the below step to perform this fix.

  • If you have an image(.iso) file, you need to mount the image, explore the file and search and run the setup file.

If you have a CD, insert it, look for Setup.exe, double click and then follow the below steps.

Step 1: At the UAC prompt, click Yes (Windows Setup will start preparing)

Step 2: On Next Screen, select “Download and install Updates”, click Next

Step 3: Accept the License Terms

Step 4: Windows setup will the check for available updates and install it

Step 5: Select “Keep personal files and apps” and click Next

Step 6: Setup will start Repair install of windows

Step 7: When the action is completed, click Next

Step 8: Select Express Settings to complete the Install

Let the system restart and then sign in. This method should have fixed the error. If not you can try the next method.

Fix 7: Delete static IP entries from hosts file

To perform Microsoft update of Windows update, various programs like DNS caching utilities, Web accelerators, DNS accelerators adds static IP entries to hosts and this might be the cause of the error 0x80072ee7. Follow the below steps to fix this.

Step 1: Go to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc

Step 2: Right click on HOSTS and open in Notepad

Step 3: Delete the comments and Save the changes.

This will help you resolve the error and windows update should work normally.

Using these tips and fixes it is sure to remove the error code 0x80072ee7. Make sure you take a back up(just in case) if anything goes wrong in any of the process, your data will still be in a safe zone.

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