[KB9199276] – Get Steps to Fix Windows Update Error Code 80072f78

Windows update is necessary for Windows users since it can improve the performance and fix some bugs. that the computer users came across the error code 80072f78 Windows 10 or windows 11 when updating.

[KB9199276] – Solutions For Windows Update Error Code 80072f78

Here are some steps to fix this Windows Update Error Code 80072f78 by using the below mentioned

Disable Defender and Antivirus Software to fix Error Code 80072f78

  • Open Windows Security
  • Click Virus & threat in windows security window
  • Click Manage settings, under Virus & threat protection
  • Switch Real-time protection to Off.

How to turn of Antivirus software Temporarily

  • Open Antivirus application ( McAfee or Norton or AVG ) installed on the computer.
  • Click on settings and goto to real time protection
  • Select Turn Off real time protection
  • Navigate to Antivirus firewall and select Turn off Antivirus Firewall

Run SFC Scan to fix Windows Update Error 80072f78

  • Firstly, right click on Command Prompt window and select Run as Administrator
    • Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter

SFC Scan to fix Error Code 80072f78

  • After the scan is completed, restart your computer
  • Finally, check for the issue is solved

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DISM Scan to Fix Error 80072f78

  • Firstly, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator

DISM Tool

  • After that, type the following commands and Press the Enter key after each command

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

DISM Scan to fix Error Code 80072f78

  • To close the Administrator
    • Type Exit in the Command Prompt window and then press Enter

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

The Windows built-in tool troubleshooter is effective since it can scan and fix some system problems automatically

  1. Press Windows key and Click Settings, then choose Update & Security to continue.
  2. Go to the Troubleshoot tab and then click Run the troubleshooter under Windows Update to continue.

The troubleshooter will begin to scan the problems on your computer. If there are, troubleshooter will fix them,

Once the process is finished, you reboot your computer and check whether the Windows update error 80072f78 is solved.

Enabling Windows Update Service

  • Firstly, Open Run by pressing Winkey + R.
  • Secondly, Type in ‘services.msc’.
  • Thirdly, Double-click services.msc them one by one.
  • Make sure the services are set to Automatic and are running.
  • If not, set the Startup type to Automatic.
  • Click Apply and make sure to Start the service.

Reset Windows Update Components

  • Firstly, Open the windows teriminal as an administrator.
  • Secondly, Type the following commands an hit Enter after each command.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
pause

  • When it is completed, reboot your computer and check whether the Windows update error 80072f78 is solved.

Reset the windows components

Disclaimer: We recommend you to do the back up before we proceed these steps, during reset Windows 11 and windows 10 installation means that all your files and settings will be lost during the reset process.

Windows 10 – Reset your PC

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Open Recovery settings.
  2. Next to Reset this PC, select Reset PC. Then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below.

Windows 11 – Reset your PC

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Open Recovery settings.
  2. Next to Reset this PC, select Reset PC. Then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below.

In Conclusion,

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