Something went wrong with your party! Fix Xbox and Windows update error 0x80072ee7.

I encountered a frustrating issue with my party on Xbox and Windows update error 0x80072ee7. Let’s find out how to fix it.

Verify Internet and Network Settings

To verify your internet and network settings, follow these steps:

1. Check your internet connection by opening a web browser and navigating to a website. If you can’t access any websites, try restarting your modem or router.

2. Make sure your Xbox or Windows device is connected to the correct network. Go to the taskbar and click on the network icon to see the available networks. Select the one you want to connect to.

3. Verify your DNS settings. Open the Control Panel and go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Click on “Change adapter settings” and right-click on your network connection. Select “Properties” and double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”. Ensure that both the “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” options are selected.

4. Check if there are any software or firewall settings blocking the connection. Disable any third-party antivirus or firewall software temporarily and see if the issue persists.

5. If you are using a proxy server, make sure it is correctly configured. Open the Control Panel and go to Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings. Make sure the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” option is unchecked.

6. Restart your Xbox or Windows device to apply any changes you have made.

If you are still experiencing the error 0x80072ee7 after verifying your internet and network settings, it may be necessary to contact your internet service provider or Microsoft support for further assistance.

Update or Confirm Your Product Key

1. Open the Control Panel on your Microsoft Windows operating system. You can do this by clicking the Start button on your taskbar and searching for “Control Panel.”

2. In the Control Panel, click on “System and Security” and then select “System.”

3. On the System window, click on “Change product key” located under the Windows activation section. This will open the Activate Windows dialog box.

4. In the Activate Windows dialog box, enter your product key and click on “Next.” If you don’t have a product key, you can purchase one from Microsoft or check if it’s available in your software documentation or email.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process. Once the activation is successful, restart your computer.

6. After restarting, check if the Xbox and Windows update error 0x80072ee7 is resolved. If not, try updating your Windows operating system by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking on “Check for updates.”

Updating or confirming your product key can often resolve errors related to Xbox and Windows updates. Make sure to enter the correct product key and follow the activation process carefully. If you continue to experience the error, you may need to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.

Modify DNS and TCP/IPv4 Settings

To modify DNS and TCP/IPv4 settings on your Xbox or Windows device and fix error 0x80072ee7, follow these steps:

1. On your Xbox or Windows device, go to the Control Panel.
2. Look for the “Network and Internet” or “Network and Sharing Center” option and click on it.
3. In the new window, find and click on “Change adapter settings” or “Manage network connections.”
4. Locate your network connection, right-click on it, and select “Properties” from the context menu.
5. In the properties window, scroll down and find “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).”
6. Click on it to select it, then click on the “Properties” button.
7. In the TCP/IPv4 properties window, select the option to “Use the following DNS server addresses.”
8. Enter the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server addresses provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or a public DNS service like Google ( and
9. Check the box that says “Validate settings upon exit” and click on “OK” to save the changes.
10. Close all the open windows and restart your Xbox or Windows device.
11. After the restart, try updating your Xbox or Windows again to see if the error is resolved.

By modifying the DNS and TCP/IPv4 settings, you are ensuring that your device can communicate effectively with the internet and resolve any network-related issues that may be causing the error. This process can help resolve various connectivity issues related to Xbox and Windows updates.

Perform System and Store Troubleshooting

Error message on Xbox console

Performing system and store troubleshooting can help you fix Xbox and Windows update error 0x80072ee7. Here are a few steps to follow:

1. Check your internet connection: Ensure that your personal computer or laptop is connected to the internet properly. You can do this by opening a web browser and trying to access a website.

2. Clear the Windows Store cache: Sometimes, issues with the Windows Store cache can cause update errors. To fix this, follow these steps:
a. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
b. Type “WSReset.exe” and press Enter. This will reset the Windows Store cache.
c. Restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.

3. Reset the Windows Update components: Resetting the Windows Update components can also help resolve update errors. Here’s how to do it:
a. Press the Windows key + X and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” to open an elevated Command Prompt.
b. Type the following commands one by one, pressing Enter after each command:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver

c. Type the following command and press Enter to rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders:
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

d. Type the following commands to restart the services:
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

e. Restart your computer and try updating again.

4. Check your antivirus software: Sometimes, antivirus software can interfere with updates. Temporarily disable your antivirus software and check if the error persists.


Why does my Xbox keep saying party error?

My Xbox keeps saying party error because there might be a Network Address Translation (NAT) problem. To troubleshoot this issue, everyone in the party should test their Xbox Live connection by going to the settings and selecting System Settings.

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