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How to fix Windows 10 Store error code 0x80072ee7

The Windows 10 Store error code 0x80072ee7 is something that bugs almost everyone running Windows 10. Indeed, the problem has been and is experienced by PC users after release of Windows 10 OS.Error code 0x80072ee7 is actually a Microsoft Windows Store error that appears with the message “The server has stumbled” or “We couldn’t connect to the server”.
You may also receive a message indicating that you do not have Internet connection when your PC is actually connected to the Internet. there are other reasons why this error might pop-up and in this post, we will look at the solutions that will help you fix Windows 10 Store error code 0x80072ee7.


Although the error code can appear any time while trying to use an app,it is most likely to appear when connecting to Windows Store. There are several reasons why the error code appears every time you try connecting;

Download of corrupt Windows Defender files.
Incomplete installation of Windows Defender files.
Corrupt Windows Registry.
Virus or Malware infection.
Accidental deletion of files dependent on the Windows Defender files.

There are several methods for resolving Windows 0x80072ee7 error. While some methods are simple, others can be a bit complicated. There is really no single method for resolving the problem because of the many causative reasons.

Solution 1: Make sure your network is stable

As mentioned, this error mostly interrupts the Windows Store when you are on an unstable internet connection. You can check your internet connection to see if it is working correctly or not. In case it is a network issue, you will have to fix the network issue or wait until your ISP fixes it. In the meantime, you can keep trying again to access the Windows Store and it might just work.

Solution 2: Run Tweaking’s “Windows Repair Tool”
Click Here to download the Windows Repair All In One Setup. Click on the downloaded file; and run the setup.

On the User Account Control Prompt; choose YES


Then click Next (4 times in a row) for the setup to begin. After it has installed click Next and Finish. Then choose Repair from the top menu.


Choose Open Repair -> then choose Unselect All. Then choose option 17 – Repair Windows Updates. Start the Repair by clicking Start Repairs. Wait for the Repair to finish. (This should fix the issue you’re having)



You may experience 0x80072ee7 error code simply because of your failure to scan your PC for harmful virus or malware on a regular basis. Try scanning your PC for both virus and malware using an effective and up-to-date anti-virus/malware software to see of doing so resolves the issue.

Solution 4: Check Windows Firewall Settings

Check if Windows Firewall is blocking the connection. This is a very common issue and we might miss checking Windows Firewall but most of the time checking it and having a look at the settings might tell us the root of the problem.

You can turn the Firewall off for a while and see if Windows Store works fine or not. If somehow the Firewall is causing the issue, you can click on the Restore Defaults option in order to reset the Windows Firewall settings. This will fix the problem.


SOLUTION 5: Re-registration of Windows Store

Re-registering your Windows Store in your Windows 10 account may be your remaining option in resolving the 0x80072ee7 error. Your first step is to ensure that your PC’s time, date and time zone are correct for smooth synchronization.

Re-registering your Windows Store involves uninstalling the present store, which requires that you have administrative rights of the PC. It is also important to note that you cannot uninstall a built-in app though settings. You can only do so though the native PowerShell or another tool provided by a third-party.

There are several methods that you can use to uninstall and re-install your Windows Store but below the simplest and straightforward method;

1. Type “Windows PowerShell” in the search box before right-clicking and selecting admin option.

2. Type “Get-Appxpackage-Allusers” in the prompt before scrolling down to locate the Windows Store App. Use Ctrl + C to copy Windows Store’s full name (you cannot right-click to copy).

3. Enter the following command while pasting the copied name in the correct position: Add-AppxPackage-register”C:/Program Files\WindowsApps\”.-DisableDevelopmentMode

It is very important to ensure that the “C” is the correct host drive for Windows 10. You can change it to specify the correct drive just in case. You should be able to get rid of the annoying 0x80072ee7 error after the installation and re-starting your PC.

Hope,this solutions will help you in getting rid of the error code 0x80072ee7 while accessing the Windows Store on your Windows 10 PC. The issue is mostly related to network so keep in mind that unless you are on a stable network, you won’t face this issue.

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