The Windows 0x80072ee7 error code is seen in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. However, the error is most common in Windows 10 operating system. This error is a Microsoft Store error that is accompanied with the message, ‘The server has stumbled’ or ‘We couldn’t connect to the server’. You may also receive a message that indicates that you don’t have internet connection, even though your computer may be connected to the PC.

Common Reasons for Getting Error Code 0X80072EE7

There are several reasons why you may be getting this error on your computer. Here are some of the most common reasons for this error to occur.

  • 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
  • Crashing of an open Windows program
  • Sluggish PC that takes long to respond to both keyboard and mouse commands
  • Random freezing of your PC
  • Windows update failure
  • Inability to install or uninstall desired programs
  • Appearance of the dreaded blue screen



Here are some of the common methods for fixing the error code 0x80072ee7. Depending on what kind of error message you are getting, you can try these methods out.

Solution 1:Run Windows File Checker Tool

  1. Click on Start and type ‘Command’ in the search box
  2. Hold CTRL+ Shift and hit Enter
  3. Type, ‘scf/scannow’ and then press Enter
  4. The tool will run and fix any issues that it identifies.
  5. Once the process has completed, check if the error is now resolved.

Solution 2: Virus or Malware Scan

It is possible that your PC is infected and is unable to carry the required tasks successfully. Run a scan to check your PC for virus or malware infection. Also keep your antivirus updated and then check if the error is resolved.

Solution 3:Define Your DNS Server Settings

  1. Search or open ‘Network and Sharing Center’
  2. Click on ‘Change Adapter’ settings to view your Internet connection
  3. Right click on the current Internet connect and select to see its properties
  4. Click on ‘Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’ and select ‘Properties’
  5. Select DNS Server and Alternate DNS as your preferred server connection settings and then click OK
  6. Restart the PC and check if the error is resolved.

Solution 4Registry Repair

If the above methods have failed, you may require to repair your registry. However, proceed only if you are confident with this step. To do this step, you need a Registry Repair tool. Let the tool run and once it has completed, check if the error is fixed.

Solution 5: Reregistration of Windows Store

  1. Type, ‘Windows PowerShell’ in the search box and then right click and select Admin option
  2. Type, ‘Get-Appxpackage-Allusers’ in the prompt and then scroll down to locate the Windows Store App. Use CTRL+C to copy Window Store full name
  3. Once you have copied the name, enter the following command: Add-AppxPackage-register”C:/Program Files\WindowsApps\”.-DisableDevelopmentMode
  4. Once the process has completed, check if the error has now resolved.