Fix Windows Media Creation Tool Error Code 0X80072F8F

How to Fix Windows Media Creation Tool Error Code 0X80072F8F

  • To fix windows media creation tool error code 0X80072F8F -> you need to modify registry editor and create a new DWORD-32 file and set it value data to 1
  • You can also perform a clean boot by opening msconfig and perform a clean boot and restart your computer.
  • Delete software distribution folder and run commands as administrator and restart your windows computer to fix windows media creation tool error 0X80072F8F.

On windows 10 computer when you are using windows media creation tool and trying to install windows 10 on your are getting error saying Windows Media Creation Tool Error Code 0X80072F8F then you can fix this error easily on your own and fix there was a problem running this tool error on windows media creation tool. So, let’s see in detail below.

When using windows media creation tool, you get to see an error message saying windows media creation tool fails 50 or installing windows fails  or even activating windows or when you open windows media creation tool or windows media creation tool not working as well.

Fix Windows Media Creation Tool Error Code 0X80072F8F

Below windows troubleshooting method will help you  fix windows media creation tool error with error code – 0X80072F8F 0x20000.

Modify Registry

Step 1: On your windows keyboard -> press windows + R key which brings up run command.

Step 2: Now, in run command enter -> type regedit and press ok.

Step 3: On right side menu -> Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and then expand Software

Step 4: Now, expand Microsoft and then expand WIndows -> CurrentVersion

Step 5: Expand WindowsUpdate

Step 6: Now, click on AutoUpdate. And on the right side empty area right click on it and select DWORD 32 and create a new file.

Step 7: Double click on the created new file and set value data to 1 and save changes and ok and apple and close all open files of the registry editor.

Now, once you have made these changes you need to restart your windows computer and once your windows computer restarts then go ahead and open media creation tool and you will not experience any error with windows media creation tool error code 0X80072F8F 0x20000 and your media creation tool error will be fixed successfully.

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Perform Clean Boot

Step 1: Click on windows search and type in msconfig and open windows system configuration.

Step 2: In general  tab -> Select Selective startup and uncheck load startup items.

Step 3: Click on service tab on top and check the box next to hide all microsoft services and click on disable all option on bottom right corner.

Step 4: Click on apply and ok and restart your windows computer.

Once your computer restarts or reboots, windows will perform a clean boot and any errors or corrupted files on windows will be fixed and media creation toll error code 0X80072F8F 0x20000 will be fixed successfully.

Empty or Clear SoftwareDistribution Folder

Step 1: Click on ThisPC on your computer and then go to local c drive (where windows is installed.

Step 2: Now, click on windows folder -> scroll down and find software distribution folder.

Step 3: Open software distribution folder and open downloads folder

Step 4: Now, select all files in downloads folder and delete all files from this software distribution downloads folder.

Step 5: Now, open cmd and run as administrator and type in net stop wuauserv and hit enter and wait for the command to run.

Step 6: Now, execute -> net stop cryptSvc and hit enter and then type net stop bits and hit enter.

Step 7: Now, type -> net stop msiserver and hit enter.

Step 8: Now, type ->Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old and hit enter.

Step 9: Now, type -> Ren C:\Windows\System32\catoon2 catorr2.old and hit enter.

Step 10: Now, type -> net start wuauserv and hit enter and then type net start CryptSvc and then type net start bits and hit enter.

Step 11: Now, type net start msiserver and hit enter.

Once you execute all these commands then you need to restart your windows computer and your issue of windows media creation tool error code 0X80072F8F 0x20000 will be fixed successfully.

How Do I fix Windows media creation tools?

You can fix media creation tool error by modifying the registry tool editor and disabling any antivirus software and perform a clean boot and other methods explained here.

Why Windows Media Creation Tool Error Occurs

Windows media creation tool occurs when your windows computer if windows update is not properly installed and files on windows computer are corrupted or any other issues like software distribution folder files and antivirus blocking or if windows media creation tool is not properly installed and the best way is uninstall and install windows media creation tool again and get rid of windows media creation tool on your windows computer.