If the update applies successfully, you’ll need to look for another proxy server or VPN provider if you want to get future Windows updates while surfing anonymously.
But even if you’re certain that you don’t use any proxy settings, I urge you to double-check, as there is a lot of malware capable of redirecting your traffic through a proxy server.
The error is not exclusive to a certain Windows version and is usually associated with the following error message : If you are shown the 80072F8F error code when trying to download a Windows update, there are several different fixes that you can try.
If the time is even remotely different from the server’s time and date ( - 5 minutes), the server can throw the error 80072F8F and terminate the SSL connection.
If your date and time are off, here’s a quick guide on how to sync them with the ones on the Microsoft server.
The following guide will work with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10: Invalid Proxy Settings could also be a cause for the 80072F8F error, as the MS protocol is very picky about how a secure connection should look like.
If you’re using a proxy server disable it, restart your computer and attempt to update again.
In order to allow the certificate to be trusted, you need to import the self-signed certificate to the domain trusted root certificate authority to allow the clients to use and trust the new cert. Creating the self-signed certificate on IIS7: right click and import.
var microsoft = microsoft