Error code 0x80072ee7: Best Way to Fix Windows Store Error


The 0x80072EE7 error code may occur if PC can’t find the correct/working IP address when it proceeds to resolve a URL for the Windows Update or for the Microsoft Update or while opening Windows Store. This error may occur if you have static IP or there are few more reasons listed below.


The Windows Error Code 0x80072ee7 is  a problem found in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 Operating System. But the affected users  are  maximum from Windows 10. This windows error came into focus after release of windows 10 because there were major changes in windows store after the release of windows 10.


Error Code 0x80072ee7 is a Microsoft Windows Store Error. You will see error message like “The server has stumbled” or “We couldn’t connect to the server” or You may also get error stating that you are not connected to a working internet connection when your Windows is actually connected to a working internet.


Why getting error code 0X80072EE7 ?

Windows error code 0x80072ee7

This error generally occurs when you try to use Microsoft Store or Install any app/software via Windows Store. The main reasons of this error directly relates to Microsoft Windows Defender. When there is any specific problem with Windows Defender then you’ll be getting this Error Code 0x80072ee7.

The main reasons of Windows Defender Errors causing Error Code 0x80072ee7 are-

  • Installation of corrupted Windows Defender File.
  • Incomplete installation of Windows Defender files.
  • Corrupted Windows Registry.
  • Virus or Malware infection in Files.
  • Accidental removal of files on which Windows Defender is directly or Indirectly relies.


There are few issues you may face after getting this error message. These issues are listed below-

  • Windows Program Crashing
  • Lagging Windows
  • Lagging Mouse and Keyboard
  • Windows update failure.
  • Freezing of System.



Best way to Solved Windows Store Error 0x80072ee7


There are few techniques to solve this windows error code 0x80072ee7. You can try any of these to get rid of this error. Follow these steps strictly. If your error gets resolved then kindly share otherwise comment below. I’ll help you solve the issue.

Bonus Method : Use CCleaner
This utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. It Repairs Registry and Removed false ones. CCleaner has been reviewed by, TechRadar, PC Magazine and TechRepublic.



Method 1 : Using Windows File Checker Tool


Note : This is one of the simplest methods that solves this error in case of corrupted System files. You don’t need to have much pro in operating cmd.



Step 1. Search Command Prompt.

Step 2. Right Click on that and click “Run as Administrator

Step 3. Type “SFC /scannow” after the blinking cursor in the black area before pressing Enter.

Note: Make sure you put a space between “SFC” and the slash”/”.

Step 4. This tool will check for any corrupted windows system file and it’ll repair it automatically. It may take time.

Note: It’ll take time in scanning. So, have some patient.

Step 5. Restart your system and Check whether the Error Code 0x80072ee7  is solved or not on windows store.


Method 2 : Repair Registry using CCleaner

Repairing registry is a crucial step. Only do this if the above methods do notwork for you. Registry repair can maybe crash your OS but in maximum cases it’s safe to do. It is important to chose Registry Repairer wisely. I will recommend  you “CCleaner” to  repair your registry and solve error Code 0x80072ee7. 


This software already solved maximum of user’s Windows Store error code 0x80072ee7. So, Go for it.

Step 1. Download CCleaner from link given below.

Step 2. Scan for Registry errors.

Step 3. After successfully scanning the windows os, ccleaner will show you reports.

Step 4. Click on Repair Registry to start Repairing of error code 0x80072ee7.

Setp 5. Restart your system and see if the issue is resolved or not.



Method 3 : Scan for Malware/Virus using a good Antivirus




Sometimes the error code 0x80072ee7 appears because there’s an attack of viruses/malware on system. You can’t just figure which file contains that malware/virus. You can’t just find the infected files yourself. To solve the problem, Simply download a good Antivirus and Scan your whole system.

If you own a good antivirus then Perform a full scan of your system otherwise download Antivirus from below given links.

Step 1. Download Antivirus.

Step 2. Install and Start a Deep Scan.

Step 3. It’ll show you all detected Viruses/Malwares.

Step 4. Perform a Deep clean on your system.

Step 5. Restart Your PC and see if it’s solved or not.

That’s it. It’ll solve error code 0x80072ee7  easily. If this issue still not resolved by above methods then I’ll recommend you to move to next Method to resolve error code 0x80072ee7.

Method 4 : Make Changes in your DNS setting.


If you are still getting error code 0x80072ee7   then I’ll recommend you to check your Internet settings because it may be caused due to wrong configuration of DNS setting. Or check if you are having a working Internet or not. Check if you have a strong wifi network in case of wifi internet.



Step 1. Open Network Sharing Center.

Step 2. Click on “Change Adapter setting“.

Step 3. Right Click on the Adapter by which you are connected to Internet.

Note: It’ll show you connected over that Adapter.

Step 4. Look for “Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and Double click on that.

Setp 5. Set DNS Server “” and Alternate DNS “” as your preferred server connection settings and click Okay to Save Settings.

Step 6. Restart your PC to validate you new setting and to tke in effect from that and check if error code 0x80072ee7 is solved or not.

There are fair chances that it’ll solve your issues of getting error code 0x80072ee7  in Windows Store.

Method 5 : Updating your Windows Drivers

There are fair chances that this error code 0x80072ee7  can be caused due to any outdated windows driver. To tackle this problem, you need to update windows drivers and to do that simple download the Software which Updates Drivers Easily.

Note: You can also update drivers manually but I do prefer this Software by IoBit which is best in this field.

Step 1. Download this Software.

Step 2. Scan your Drivers for latest versions.

Step 3. This will show you all available latest versions of your System Drivers.

Step 4. Click on Update/Repair and It’ll Update all your drivers one by one.

Step 5. Restart your PC to take changes in effect.

This will solve your error code 0x80072ee7. If not then there’s lastly available 1 method which solved error of maximum people but it looks to be quite tough but it’s not. Just follow my instructions to get rid of error code 0x80072ee7.

Method 6 : Re-Registering Windows Store

This method worked for maximum of users who were affected from this issue. Registering Windows Store package is reported to be the best and effective fix to solve the Windows Store 0X80072EE7 error. Just follow my instructions.


Step 1. Search Command Prompt.

Step 2. Right Click on that and click “Run as Administrator

Step 3. Type “Powershell” and it’ll open power shell for you as shown in screenshot below.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

Note: You must be connected to a working Internet because it’ll download Windows Store.

Step 4. Wait for the processes to complete and Restart your PC after completing the actions. See Your problem will get resolved for sure. You will no longer get error code 0x80072ee7.  Your Problem is resolved now.


Kindly Share this article to help people to get rid of this issue. Comment below if your error is not solved. Let me know if my method helped you 🙂 .

Note: This is required for you to perform system checks periodically. I’m recommending you a software which will help you to get rid of these errors in near future.

Blogger and Web Entrepreneur. Started my Blogging journey in 2015, learnt many things. Failed sometimes but got success also.
I am Himanshu Singh aka Kryptor from New Delhi, India, currently pursuing Engineering in Computer Science.
If you want to contact me shoot me an email at [email protected]


  1. deek April 27, 2018
    • kryptor June 7, 2018

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