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Fix Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 during Windows 10 Upgrade

Fix Error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000 while upgrading to Windows 10

Everybody likes an upgrade specially when it comes to windows 10 upgrade as we all are aware that Microsoft has already stopped support for Windows 7 which makes windows 7 more and more vulnerable to Malwares and exposed to attackers. In recent days, many users have reported an media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 windows 10 upgrade from windows 7 or windows 8. Here is the video tutorial fix Media creating tool Error code 0x80072f8f-0x20000

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Now that you are aware of the problem with media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 in windows 7. Let’s gets started and fix out the problem while upgrading to windows 10 from windows 7 using media creation tool so that you would successfully able to upgrade to windows 10 without any error.

Media Creation Error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 by running the tool as an Admin

Lets start with basic troubleshooting step to fix error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 by running the tool as an administrator. As many users have reported that by running the media creation tool as an admin have fixed out the issue and they wont be facing the same error code again while upgrading to windows 10

All you need to do is to right click on media creation tool and choose the option run as admin :

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Fix error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000 windows 10 upgrade

Now one you select the option “run as admin” your windows 10 upgrade starts automatically and then just follow the onscreen instructions to fix out error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000 while upgrade windows 7 to windows 10.

Now if this simple method doesn’t help you out, proceed with the next step.

Fix 0x80072f8f 0x20000 error Using registry Editor of Windows

In this method we are going to fix error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000 by using the registries of windows so that you would be able to upgrade to windows 10 without any kind of error using the media creation tool

Open run command by clicking on the start menu and type run.

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Click on the first result to open run command. In run command type “Regedit” and hit the enter key to open registry editor in windows.

Now in the address bar of registry editor you need to paste the following path and hit the enter key :

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

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Now you need to create a new key by right clicking in the right pane and choose the option “New” –>D Word(32bit) and then hit the enter key. Give the newly created file as “AllowosUpgrade” without the inverted commas as shown below :

media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 windows 10 upgrade

Now double click on the file “AllowosUpgrade” and in the Value data give it a value “1” without commas.

Once the new key created close the registry editor and restart your system to fix windows 10 upgrade error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000.

Now If this failed to work out please proceed with the next step.

Windows 10 Upgrade error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 by enabling TLS

TLS is transport layer security which is an encryption protocol that helps protect internet communications.

By enabling TLS you will be able to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 using the media creation tool without the error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000.

So, in order to enable TLS you need to download Windows 7 catalog update from the official website.

Click on the link to download windows 7 TLS update file.

Once the website is opened go ahead and download the corresponding windows 7 update file Update for Windows 7 for x64 based systems (KB3140245) for 64-bit system and file Update for windows 7 (KB3140245) for 32-bit based system.

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Once the file is downloaded install the downloaded update by double clicking on the file.

After installing the file, restart your system and try to use using the media creation tool. This time you will be able to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 using media creation tool without any error 0x80072f8f 0x20000.

By refreshing all the windows update components

In this method we are going to refresh all the windows update components by running a script. Once you refresh all the update components you will be able to install windows 10 from windows 7 without any upgrade error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000

So, just copy the below mentioned script and paste the script by creating a new Notepad file in your desktop. Here is the script to copy :

SC config trustedinstaller start=auto
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop msiserver
net stop cryptsvc
net stop appidsvc
Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren %Systemroot%\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset proxy
rundll32.exe pnpclean.dll,RunDLL_PnpClean /DRIVERS /MAXCLEAN
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup
Sfc /ScanNow
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start msiserver
net start cryptsvc
net start appidsvc

Now once you copy and paste all the above script into the notepad file, click on the file menu and choose the option “save as” give it a name “updateerrorfix.bat” make sure you give it a name as it is and in the save as type choose the option “All files” as shown below :

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Now once the file is saved, just right on the file and choose the option run as administrator to run the file with admin rights.

After that, command prompt windows will open and execute the commands automatically. It will take upto 40 minutes to complete all the commands as this will even replace the corrupted windows update files of windows 7 to fix out error code 0x80072f8f 0x20000 in windows 7

Once all the commands are completed command prompt windows close and then go ahead and restart your system and run media creation tool to upgrade windows 7 to windows 10.

If the issue still persists lets get to the next step.

Using Windows 10 ISO file

Now all the above method fails, last hope is to download an ISO file of windows 10 so that you can upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 without any error code of media creation tool 0x80072f8f 0x20000.

As we are aware that Microsoft doesn’t provide the option to download windows 10 ISO file directly, so we have to take help of third party tool in order to download windows 10 ISO file and then using the download file to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 without media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 in Windows 7

Click here to download Windows 10 ISO downloader tool

Once the tool is downloaded the interface of the tool look as shown below :

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From here, you need to select the option Windows 10 as shown above and wait for the webpage to load the requested ISO file in the left pane as shown below :

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As you can clearly see from the above image, the direct download link of the Windows 10 ISO file is available and it is directly downloading from the Microsoft servers without any gap.

Size of Windows 10 is around 5GB depending upon the type of version you have selected to download.

Once the download is complete go ahead and run the download ISO file using any ISO software such as POWER ISO or you can even use WINRAR to open the downloaded file.

After opening the ISO file run the file name “Setup.exe” and proceed with onscreen instructions to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 without any media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 to windows 10 upgrade.

That’s all about it friends. Let me know in the comment below which method works for you to benefits other users too.


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How to fix media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 windows 10 upgrade?

5 simple yet effective ways to fix media creation tool error 0x80072f8f 0x20000 windows 10 upgrade :
1) By running media creation tool as an admin
2) By clearing Windows update components
3) By enabling TLS 1.2
4) Using Windows 10 ISO file directly from Microsoft
5) By Enabling Operating system upgrade using registry editor


How do I fix error 0x80072F8F in Windows 10?

Error 0X80072F8F occurred in media creation tool during Windows upgrade. here are the ways to fix :
1) By running media creation tool as an admin
2) By clearing Windows update components
3) By enabling TLS 1.2
4) Using Windows 10 ISO file directly from Microsoft
5) By Enabling Operating system upgrade using registry editor
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