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How to Fix Windows 7 Code 80072EFE Error

Today, I get the following error message while trying to check the Windows 7 updates:

Windows could not search for new updates.

An error occurred while checking 
for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:

Code 80072EFE  Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

This method also works for fresh installations of Windows Server 2008 r2 and Windows Server 2012 r2.

Setp 1: Download patches for Windows 7.



Setp 2: Open the file you’ve just downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to install the update. Reboot, run windows 7 update again, working well.